The Observation of a 5 Year Old Boy

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The Observation of a 5 Year Old Boy

Date: 3/19/04

Time observation started: 1:40 pm

Time observation ended: 1:55 pm

Name of child: Daiki

Age of child: 5.6

Setting: The setting took place in a play area/corner in the classroom of the school where Daiki attends. Daiki is playing with power rangers and there are also other children present, playing in the same play area.

Observation: Daiki is sitting in a play area with a friend playing with power rangers at a small table. He is acting out and talking like the power rangers. Daiki is getting up and running, pretending he is flying. He then sits back down at the table and looks very closely at the power ranger, trying to put his helmet back on the power ranger. He says to his friend, "Oh no, how do I get power ranger helmet back on, Yuma?"

His friend doesn't respond, and he says again, "Yuma! Help me, Yuma!"

Daiki then throws the power ranger across the room out of frustration. After he throws the toy, he notices that another child has started to cry. So Daiki picks up his power ranger that he just threw and brings it to the child who was crying and says, " Do you want power ranger?"

Daiki seemed upset and very concerned that this child was crying. Daiki didn't get an answer so he set the power ranger next to the child and went back (while chewing on his fingers) to the table he was sitting as he kept looking at the crying child as he walked back. Eventually the child cam to the table where Daiki was sitting and gave Daiki the power ranger and Daiki says, "I like you Griffin, Griffin you're a nice…nice kid."

Interpretation: As I was observing Daiki I could see that many of his actions and behavior was typical for his age. I will discuss my observations in terms of the cognitive and psychosocial domains of human development. I will also discuss my observations using the cognitive theory.

I will first discuss what I observed using the cognitive domain of human...
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