Observation Number: 1
Observation Date: 15/9/2012
Method Used: Observing
Start time: 12:00pm
Finish Time: 12:30pm
Name of child: TC / initials
Number of children present: 1
Number of adults present: 0
Permission obtained from: Parents
Setting / Background:
TC lives in a 2 bedroom apartment in city centre, TC is an only child. TC’s father is an engineer and works 5 days a week. TC’s mother is a teacher and works 5 days a week. TC attends cresh on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. TC’s grandparents look after her Thursdays and Fridays.
TC has just had lunch, and now playing in the living room.
Brief description of child observed:
TC is a 10 month baby girl
Aim and rationale for observation:
To observe physical development on a 10 month year old baby to see if she reaches milestone development.
|Item |Tick if Observed |Evidence |Date | |Reaching |[pic] |TC is reaching towards the bead maze. |15,9,2012 | | | | |12:03pm | |Holding her head upright|[pic] |TC is holding her head upright unaided. |15,9,2012 | | | | |12:04pm | |Palmer Grip |[pic] |TC is using the Palmer Grip to hold onto the |15,9,2012 | | | |bead maze. |12:05pm | |Sitting unaided |[pic] |TC is sitting unaided while playing. |15,9,2012 | | | | |12:05pm | |Usage of both hands |[pic] |TC uses left hand to hold the maze and right |15,9,2012 | | | |hand to play. |12:06pm | |4 finger and thumb |[pic] |TC is using the 4 finger and thumb pickup to |15,9,2012 | |pickup | |move the beads. |12:03pm | |Facial expressions |[pic] |TC’s facial expressions are blank, |15,9,2012 | | | |concentration. |12:03pm | |Pulls up to stand |[pic] |TC uses the bead maze to attempt to stand, TC |15,9,2012 | | | |falls down after. |12:03pm |
For my evaluation I’ll be breaking up what I had observed from TC into sections and discussing each individually.
o At 10 months a baby reaching for things is completely normal and does in fact start at the 6 month stage of development. Reaching can also be used as an indicator that the child is looking/wants something out of their reach. Also reaching is seen when she wants to be picked up as reaching out to their parents. From what I had observed TC in fact did show signs of reaching, she reaches out to play with the bead maze. This...