The Observation of a 5 Year Old Boy

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Play Observation Checklist
Observer:_______________ Play Setting:_______________________ Date:_____________
Approximate Child Age:___ Child Gender: M F Hand Preference: L R
Initiation of Play Observed Yes No Comments / Questions Behavior
Child quickly engages in play
Child requires help in getting started Child needs encouragement
Child directs his/her own play
Child shows initiative or curiosity Child appears impulsive
Child initiates but appears unable to stay with task
Energy Expanded in Play Observed Yes No Comments / Questions Behavior
Child works at an even pace
Child pursues activites to the point of tiring out
Child gains momentum as play proceeds Child’s movements are well coordinated / goal directed
Child’s pace varies with activity
Play seems listless / lethargic
Concentration Observed Yes No Comments / Questions Behavior
Child maintains consistent attention to task
Child is easily distracted by miscellaneous noise
Child sings, hums, or talks to self Content of Play Observed Yes No Comments / Questions Behavior
Child shows a positive emotional tone in play
Child throws or destroys play materials Child has peculiar elements to play (specify)
Child’s play content appears haphazard Child’s play shows creativity and imagination
Play integrates others (Not solitary) Play appears rigid
Play content is age appropriate
Child’s play is stereotypical in
Content

TITLE: Observing Children

PURPOSE

Observable behaviors (what you can actually see) and objectively is the essence of a worthwhile observation. For the observation to become worthwhile it must have a purpose and be used to achieve that purpose.

POLICY The OLC HS/EHS staff will observe the children to see how well the child has assimilated learning, and staff can

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