Toddler Observation for Ece Class

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What Is Observation?
Clues to the development and personality of each child, for example, “read” the child and “see” a situation; distinguish between details and trivia. Seeing Children Through Observation -Children in action during play provides clues ;see children in relation to their peers, and Environmental factors that can influence behavior, such as Noise level, Congestion and Time of day. Observe Skill Development

See a Child’s stage of development
Meet children’s social, emotional, intellectual, and physical needs Observe Skill Development
See a Child’s stage of development
Meet children’s social, emotional, intellectual, and physical needs Influences on Behavior
Environmental influences are classroom arrangement, daily schedule, and the activities themselves Transitions and time of day impact behavior; Relationships between children and adults; Understanding Ourselves Through Observation; Notice human behavior more accurately; One teaches children and learns from them; Capturing the unique personality, culture, and qualities develops self-awareness. How to Record What We See

Systematic observations aid in recording events and help teachers make sense of them; Must develop a “language of recording” to practice. Elements of observation
Focus on what you want to know
Develop a system
Find a tool or instrument
* Enter and leave q Enter and leave quietly
* Sit away from the active areas (not on furniture) * Follow children as they move
* Avoid conversations with children and adults
* Quietly
How to Record What We See
Systematic observations aid in recording events and help teachers make sense of them; Must develop a “language of recording” to practice. Elements of observation
Focus on what you want to know
Develop a system
Find a tool or instrument
* Enter and leave q Enter and leave quietly
* Sit away from the active areas (not on furniture) * Follow children as...
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