2.5 yrs of age
I arrived early morning. I walk to the class room and find my child of observation among four
other children. The person of care ask the question of whether I wish to observe Layona inside or outside.
The person of care described how normally at this time of day they sit in what is called circle time. I chose
to observe outside of the class room. I followed everyone out into the play area. The older kids played on
the apparatus which seem to raise higher from the ground then the play area for the younger kids. It was
larger with a number smaller objects to climb and play with.
Layona played with two other kids from the five. One child, a boy, would go and get a drink of
water and Layona did the same. The boy would run and jump, Layona ran and jump. If the boy would break
the rules of safe play, Layona broke the rules of safe play. The boy was placed on time out for a short
time period and after promising to follow the rules he would be allowed to resume play. Layona placed
herself on a time out. It’s a hot day. Layona plays and for a period of time stops what she is doing and
observes others from a play house. Some of the older kids will come and play in the area Layona is. She
then distance herself in a shady area and observes others. At lunch Layona with sit with the boy
and eat. Layona eats a small amount of what’s on her plate. Once she has noticed the boy has finished eating
and begun to play again she leaves and joins the boy in play.
Layona shows social and analytical development. Her greatest strength is the power of
observation. Layona fine motor skills show the toddler becoming increasingly better at self-feeding skills
and object manipulation. The toddler is interested in exploring her world and learning about herself, cause
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