The Observations Of Richard Conducted

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The observations of Richard conducted for this study consisted of; a drawing activity, a reading observation, and sport activities. During each of these scenarios I observed traits and links within the domains of development. Richard depicts an array of skills in regards to cognitive and language development, physical and motor abilities, social and emotional understandings; and his imaginative and creative attributes. All of the findings in these domains link cohesively with the discoveries of theorists such as Arnold Gesell, Lev Vygotsky, Jean Piaget and Urie Bronfenbrenner.

Physical and motor development
Richard’s physical development and motor skills were evident in all three anecdotes. These two domains are closely linked when referring children at the ages of four and five as their body is rapidly changing. Richard was able to express great control and coordination in running and jumping. However, his coordination to use a hula-hoop was seen as a challenge as well as his inability to take direction thus, causing Richard to be unsuccessful.

The dynamic systems theory correlates with physical and motor development. It is: “An approach to development that views the child as part of a changing, integrated system consisting of mind, body, physical and social environment” (white, 2013, p. 18). This theory is evident in anecdote three where Richard is participating in three physical activities; bean bag throwing, parachuting and hula hooping. The teacher provided…
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