Child Development Observation Essay

710 Words Mar 7th, 2013 3 Pages
Child Observation Study
Elia Janet Garcia

Name: Delyla
Age: 2 years old

Physical Development 1.) Describe the child’s physical appearance.

Short and chunky, about 2 feet tall, around 25 pounds, stubby arms and legs, and soft, short curly hair and a small beautiful smile

2.) Give examples of gross motor skills that you observe. Are they age-typical?

She walks, runs, and crawls fine. She doesn’t grasp objects very well and she likes shaking them. She needs help climbing and she likes hanging on things.

3.) Give example of fine motor that you observe. Are they age-typical?

She plays and grasps almost anything she can get her hands on. The mother then feeds her bread and the child
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Give examples.
The child expresses an alerted face when she knows something is wrong, for example, her mother spilled juice on her pants and the child stared at the mess with concern. When she is not allowed to explore she become sad and cries but does not fuss. 3.) How did the child communicate his/her wants/or needs?
She stretches out her hands or points towards the object she wants or she will touch her bottom indicating her needs a diaper change. 4.) In what stage is the child according to Erikson? How do you know? Quote your text.
According to Erikson’s chart the child is in the Autonomy vs Shame and doubt. From my observation the child is accurately developing within that stage.

Cognitive Development 1.) In what stage is the child according to Piaget? How do you know? Give examples of the behaviors that reflect the child’s cognitive growth.
According to Piagets chart the child is developing within the sensorimotor stage. Accurately enough the child shows the curiosity of feeling and tasting things

2.) How does the child use language? Give examples of the language used. Indicate such characteristics such as vocabulary, sentence structure, body language, and Pronunciations. Etc.

The child words are not yet clear but she estimately knows about 6 words correctly. She can say mama and aba (grandmother). She says “ tata “ when she wants the sippy cup. She also says “amm” for when she wants food.

3.) How did
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