Child Observation

2060 WordsJul 21, 20119 Pages
Observation of Young Childre I conducted my observation of young children assignment at the Learning and Play Preschool and Daycare. Learn and Play is located in Michigan. Their slogan is “Where We Cherish Your Children.” Their program offers child care with a preschool experience that helps build each child’s self-esteem and prepares them for school. Lean and Play strives to aid in a child’s overall development through nurturing, positive guidance, developmentally appropriate practice and play. They believe that a child’s desire to learn is heightened when incorporated through play and the use of creative arts. They have learning centers in each classroom that are set up to focus on all of the areas of a child’s development. They…show more content…
Math readiness: Understanding the concepts of more, empty and counting. Social: Helping each other put toys away and sharing supplies during arts and craft time. Emotional: Happiness, sadness and I observed a boy hit another boy out of frustration. Day two, I observed the four and five year olds. This class was made up of nine children. I arrived for the start of circle time. This age group is a lot more interactive and seeks more approval from adults and peers. The children said the days of the week, months of the year, the colors, and numbers and signed all the letters of the alphabet. One of the boys struggled with this. He was watching the other kids for guidance. The teacher told me that he was new to the program and was still learning everything. One boy joined the group late and one girl moved her chair to sit by him. All the children greeted him by name. Another girl was having a hard time paying attention and wasn’t engaging with the class. The teacher had to stop many times to address her and get her attention back with the rest of the class. She was warned that if she didn’t stay in her seat and pay attention that she would have to sit at the table by herself. Another child came in late and was again greeted by the class. She was very shy and was clinging to her mom. She eventually joined the class and her mom left. At one point a boy put his feet on another boys chair during circle time. The boy
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