Toddler Observation Paper

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Meza 1

Citlalli Meza
Claudia Flores
CD 125 M-W 9:30am- 10:45am
4/04/2011

Toddler Observation
* Name of Child: Isabella
* Child´s Age: 20 months

I. Physical description

Isabella is wearing a black long sleeve and turtle neck shirt, rested dark pink fleece pants, white tennis shoes with some pink color con the back, she is wearing a tiny pony tail in the top of her silky, faded medium brown hair. Isabella has an Olive skin color; she has big and round dark brown eyes, her nose is little and round like a macadamia, and her lips are thin and very similar to her skin color. She looks like a two feet height girl.

II. Biosocial development (Ch. 5)

Isabella puts one foot on the ground, then the other foot and walks directly where the toys are lying. Based on her reaction it appears she has developed her gross motor skills. According to chapter 5, gross motor skills is defined as ¨physical abilities involving large body movements, such as walking and jumping¨ (Chapter 5 146). According to table 5.1, walk well appears at around 13 to 15 months. Based on this information, Isabella at 20 months of age, would be within the age range for development and therefore within the norm for her age (Adolph et al. 148). She claps and said ¨yeah¨ when she saw the snacks. She picks up the goldfish with her index and thumb and put it inside her mouth. Based on her reaction it appears Isabella has developed a fine motor skill. According to chapter 5, fine motor skills is defined as ¨physical abilities involving small body movements, especially of the hands and fingers, such as drawing and picking up a coin¨ (Ch. 5 147). According to Atkinson and Braddick, self-feeding with fingers appears towards the end of the first year and throughout the second. Based on this information, Isabella, at 20 months of age, would be within the age range for development and therefore within the norm for her age (Atkinson and Braddick 147).

III. Cognitive development...
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