Child Observation

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Child Development Observation of a Child My observation of a child was done with a thirteen-month-old boy by the name of Tommy. My observation was done at Tommy’s house. The house was very well kept, small and colorful. Tommy’s mother kept all of his toys in the corner of the large family room. Tommy had many toys, from a pretend kitchen set, cars, balls, to stuffed animals, and pillows. The family room was painted a light blue color, sponge painted white over top. The couches and chairs were denim material and dark blue. The day that I did my observation happened to be the day of his grandmother’s birthday; therefore there were a number of people there. Along with Tommy and myself were Tommy’s mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, one aunt and one uncle. There were no other children. Observation of Data 10:34 With both hands Tommy picks up his cup, slowly tipping it back, he pours the contents into his mouth, looking inside the cup while drinking. 10:34 Tommy looks over at his father and says “Da-da-da!” Doing so with a smile on his face. 10:35 When Tommy goes to set his cup on the tray he hits it with his left arm and knocks it over. 10:36 Tommy’s grandmother in a high pitched voice Continue...

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10:41Tommy's father clears his tray and brings over a wet washcloth. Tommy did enjoy waving to people when they were leaving his house, or when he was leaving the room. 11:12As I get ready to leave, I watch as Tommy stands up again. asks, "What did you do Tommy responds with wide-eyed with "Ya-da-dooo. Cognitive development is how infants process or manipulate perceptual information and gradually construct systems of knowledge (pg. 10:55Tommy moves his hands from the car to the floor. While on his knees, hands still on the car, he pushes it around while dragging his knees on the floor, first his left then his right, in a crawling movement. 10:38Using his hand, all five fingers, Tommy picks up his spoon and hit his cup with it, repeatedly. These are things that are developed during the three to four moth age time frame. When dealing with the child that I observed, Tommy, I believe that he was where he is supposed to be at his age in the physical development area. In conclusion, my observation of Tommy was very informative. I got to watch his every move and relate it to what we have learned in our book, the facts about the development of toddlers. Tommy knew that it was his car and that it was a toy to play with. This is a communicative technique referred to as reduplicated babbling.


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