Essay Child Development Study

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Child Development Study

For my child development study I am going to observe how a child shows their physical, emotional, social and intellectual development and skills. I will observe this child over a year and record their improvement of these skills.

Physical Description

I went to the child’s house on the 20th of February a 13:00pm, I was there for about 2 and a half hours. Her name Is Hilary and she is 3 years, 3 months and 3 weeks and 2 days. She was born on the 20th of
November 2001. Hilary is 3ft 4 inches (101cm) and weighs 2 stone and
3lbs (31 lbs). The average height and weight of a 3 year old is 94cm and 31 lbs, Hilary is a normal size child because she weighs 3 lbs and is only 6cm taller than the average
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She sang ’Humpty Dumpty’, ’Ring of Roses’ and another song that her grandmother had taught her from Nigeria. However when I asked her to do a small activity which involved small muscles she became quite and relaxed. From both these activities that I asked her to do, It showed that she has two ways in which she can behave; a calm way when involving fine motor skills and energetic way when involving gross motor skills. Hilary showed her demanding and quiet jealous personality when her younger sister would come over and try to join in with the activity that I was doing with Hilary. Her temperamental side showed when she slouched off with her arms folded, I then had to go and convince her to play another game so she would be happy again.
Also after we had been playing for a few hours she became a bit irritable and tired, and started to be bossy and greedy telling me that she ‘can do it herself’. that made her become easily bored and distracted as well. By this time it was time for me to go home, I told
Hilary that I had to go so she cam and gave me a hug. That showed that even though she was irritable and tired she was still affectionate enough to give me a hug before I went.

Family Background

Hilary is one of two siblings, her younger sister is called Chanella.
Hilary is 1 year and 2 weeks older than Chanella. Because there is such a small age gap between the two children they get on very well.
Hilary is like a role model to her younger
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