Narrative Observation of a Child Essay
Observation started at : 8:00 pm
Mother enters the room with takeaway from KFC and places it on the dining table. Subhaan (3:5) is the first child to approach the table and sit down on the seat. While aunt takes out food from the carrier bags, she asks Subhaan, "Is that your plate?" Subhaan replies "Yeah" and right before the aunt is about to put the food on his plate he immediately says"No, is that mine?. Aunt replies, "Yes" and places his meal on the plate. Subhaan sat on his knees and started bouncing on them as he picked two french fries to eat. While the aunt is emptying the bags, Subhaan stands on his knees and peeks into the carrier bags then sits back down to eat his food. Aunt ignores him as she continues …show more content…
During the 25 minute observation Subhaan (3:6) showed almost continuous play activity demonstrating his physical development and fine motor skills like a typical child of his age.
For the most part Subhaan was happy playing by himself showing both physical and imaginative skills in solitary play. According to Parten 'Solitary Play' (Hughes, 1991)