Essay on Different Ways to Interact

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Observation of Young Children I observed for two and one-half hours from 9:39 am to 11:55 am. The preschool has three teachers and a full enrollment of 24 children, ages 2 and five, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. They also have 24 children, age three, on Tuesday and Thursday. On the Friday that I visited, there were 20 children in attendance. There is a large enclosed play area outside. There is a large covered sandbox area with several toys including large plastic scoops, a large metal spoon, plastic bowls, shovels and buckets, a large play structure with a slide and climbing apparatus, a log cabin play house with several tools; such as plastic hammers, wrenches, and saws. There is a big sidewalk that goes around the …show more content…
The room had a variety of bright colors which display a parent information board, daily schedule, labeled learning centers. They had the learning center in the right middle by the wall. The science area was in the middle of the room. The art area was in the right corner by the wall and supplies and the walls had many pictures of the children art work. On the wall were different pieces of clothing that represented various professions and cultures. The supplies and also the walls had many pictures of the children art work. The floor was half different color carpet and half wooden. Children were divided into small groups and involved in different types of activities. Group one was painting and coloring; Group two was playing with instruments and singing; Group three children was playing with manipulative; Group four was building blocks; a girl was doing puzzles; one boy was reading a book; two children were eating apples and two more children were waiting for their turn to eat apples, they were sitting in “waiting chairs”. One teacher was helping children in the art area and the other teacher visited each group of children for a couple of minutes. According to a theory called animistic thinking, children believe that inanimate objects are alive. Another form of animistic thinking would be when the teacher told a story about

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