Middle Childhood Observations

1031 WordsJul 14, 20185 Pages
Alexander, Enrique, and Alexis are the names of the children I observed. They have different gross motor skills and fine motor skills. However, their differences are in the sophistication of each ability. Alexander, who is 7 years old is very active. He was jumping and trying to count by jumping on the tile floors to see how many there were across the living room. He is developing typically to his age. What has influenced this level of physical development is the amount of myelin in the brain increases and raises the speed at which electrical impulses travel between neuron. Which, makes massages reach muscles more rapidly and control them better. Enrique, in the other hand, his physical development is more sophisticated than Alexander’s.…show more content…
After observing his response I am not sure if it was due to his visual impairments because he wasn’t wearing his glasses that he usually wears and the longer row made him come to the conclusion that it must contain more pennies. His memory wasn’t at the same level as Alexander’s and Enrique’s because I had to repeat the questions to him. However, he really tried to understand the questions I asked him. He is an English learner and I was tempted to do the experiment in Spanish but I didn’t. I believe that the language disadvantage was more to blame than the cognitive development. The 3 children that I observed also have different social development. Alexander, who is 7 years old is in the level 2 conventional morality. When I read to him the story and the dilemma that Kenny had his answer to my questions were based on how it was right to return the wallet and it was wrong to keep it. For him it was right to return the wallet because it was the right thing to do. Which, reflects the conventional morality of acting as a good member of society. Enrique’s social development is also in the level 2 conventional morality because he focused on how he is a good person if he returned the wallet. He mentioned that it’s not good to keep things that aren’t yours. Which, reflects on the interest in pleasing others by acting as good members of society. Finally, Alexis is in the level 3 postconventional morality because for him it’s okay to keep the wallet if the owner were rich
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