Middle Childhood Observation Essay
University of St. Thomas
EDUC 5339: Human Growth and Development
Dr. Tera Torres
The following observation is of my own child. Isabel is seven years old and on this day she was playing with best friend at home. The other child is the same age, yet Isabel is quite taller and looks as if she is older. She wears glasses for her nearsightedness. Berger (2011) states is myopia – nearsightedness vision is the most common problem in middle childhood.
The girls decided they would swim first. They changed into swim suits and came out ready to go. They did not bother to cover or hide themselves. They were very unware of their bodies in swimsuits. They did however, comment on each …show more content…
They girls changed and decided they were hungry. Isabel took her friend into the kitchen and asked her what she would like. Isabel explained and showed what was available. She was quite the hostess. They decided on a sandwiches. I offered help but the girls said they could do it on their own. They pulled out everything needed to make ham and cheese sandwiches. I did have to remind Isabel not to climb up on the counter to reach the plates and glasses. She replied by saying, “I will be careful.” Though they were slightly messy, they did make ham and cheese sandwiches. Before eating, they decided that they would pretend to be at a fancy restaurant. They asked for cloth napkins and permission to use the wine glasses to drink there fruit punch. During the meal, the spoke with their fancy voices say “darling” and such. They seemed to have a grand lunch. After observing the girls prepare lunch for themselves, it is clear