Importance Of Observation On Child Development

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The child who I observed was Trenton. His birthday is November 24th, 2010. Overall Trenton did very well and scored above the cutoff in four categories: communication, fine motor, problem solving, and personal social. The only category he was not above the cutoff in is gross motor and he was barely below the cutoff. The cutoff score for gross motor was 31.28 and Trenton scored a 30.00. His numerical score, only counting the activities that had the answer yes , was a two out of six. While observing him, he was clumsy and a little uncoordinated. He had difficulty catching a ball and hopping on one foot. His scores for communication, problem solving, and personal social were all the same at five out of six. He had a difficult time repeating sentences …show more content…
As they being to develop more they become more independent and are able to work together more they being to enter a the early childhood phase of life know as the “preschool years.” Parent involvement is very important in a child’ life and development, as a parent to help promote the development of your child it is very important to guide them but not do everything for them. If a parent does everything for their child, the child will not have learned the task for themselves and may struggle later. It is also very important to encourage your child and show them positive actions while they are growing and learning. The early childhood phase is where Trenton is currently residing; he has made a lot of progress in this phase with social interaction and with his literacy skills. He seems to be right on track with his developmental area, he interacts with other kids, he can dress himself except for buttons, and he is able to count to 50 on his own. He has made a lot of progress this year in terms of development and I hope he continues to stay on this path of learning and positive …show more content…
This resource has seven activities that are suggested to help improve a child’s gross motor skills and many of the activities help with the areas that Trenton has the most difficulty with such as catching hopping/skipping. One activity listed that I think Trenton would benefit the most from is called Crazy catch Game, to play this game you toss and a ball and forth starting at a distance of four feet and then increasing the distance as the child better at catching and throwing. Each activity has instructions and the materials need to do the activity, such as a ball, a ribbon, or a sponge. This resource designated for four and half years old to five year

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