Pals Day Care Observation

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By observing children, one can determine their current stage of development by the behaviors they exhibit. “Although children develop at different rates, there are common stages of development that serve as guidelines for what most children can do by a certain age” (Groark, McCarthy & Kirk, 2014). While observing the three infants in the PALS Day Care Video (2010), one can determine the age of each child and the milestones they have accomplished.
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While watching the three babies in the PALS Day Care video (2010), it appears that the three babies are between the ages of 7 - 9 months old, with the youngest being the bib-wearing baby. All of the babies can sit on their own; however, the baby wearing the bib seems a bit wobblier than the other two, puts items (clothespin and sleeve) in his/her mouth, and sits with his/her hands grasped together. The baby nearest to the teacher appears to be a month older than the baby wearing the bib; he is more stable when sitting up, yet, he holds the clothespins with a raking grasp. The third baby appears to be the oldest. He is very stable while sitting, observes other things by looking around, and holds the clothespin with a pincer grasp. The teacher is working with all three babies to help improve their fine motor skills by having them drop a clothespin into a bottle.
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