The observation of infant/toddler was conducted via videative to assess developmental stages in the average infant/toddler’s developmental stage. This observation study is done as a part of the curriculum requirement of ECE- Child Development program of Harper College. The study focuses on social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development of infant/toddler.
Cognitive and Language Domain
Observation: In “Bottomless Container” Child A is holding a tube, with large hole on one end and a small hole on the other. He puts a piece of the block through the small hole of the tube and grabs it from the other end. He comes to squat position and place the tube on the floor. He puts the block from the large hole end and lifts the tube and picks the block from the floor. He repeats this play one more time. He picks the tube and the block, and approaches another Child B, who is standing on a raised wooden platform near a glass window. They both babble to each other in different pitch. Child A climbs the platform and puts his tube on the wooden panel of the window and puts the block in the tube. Child B sees that and starts putting blocks in the tube too. Both children put blocks in the tube till it is full and falls on the …show more content…
To further this point, Berger states that, “toddlers use mental combinations, intellectual experimentation via imagination that can supersede little scientist stage” (2015, p. 176). Though we cannot know the exact age of the toddler due to the method of observation, it is clear that the toddler is fully present in at least the fifth and sixth stage of the six stages of sensorimotor intelligence. Child A observed has combined his thinking of stacking tube and putting blocks in there. The result depends on different orientation. He successfully stacked one small and one big tube on his tube, and while stacking one more on top made everything