Physical, And Cognitive Development Essay examples

1773 Words Nov 7th, 2016 8 Pages
Developmental Analysis
Introduction
For this development analysis, I observed the physical, and cognitive development in children Jefferson Elementary in a first-grade class. For this analysis, I will be referring to my target student by the name of John. My observation hours where done between 9:30 and 12 o’clock on Mondays and Wednesdays with children between the ages of six and seven. During my observation time, I notice the different changes their bodies go through by observing their fine motor skills, and gross motor skills. I observed in this group of children, their ability to form their own ideas, opinion, and reasoning on the world around them. As I observed John though out my days in John’s class I notice he had trouble staying in his seat for long periods of time just like most of his peers did. During my observation hours with students, the students were struggling to stay focused for long periods of time. I learned how I can manage, and encourage the children to work to the best of their abilities, and to give them a break when it is clear they need one. The child I was observing enjoyed practicing writing his name, words on the word wall, and drawing on the white boards at their desks. After a while they would lose interest, and move on to a different activity.
Physical Development
The physical development in young children provides them with the ability to explore the world around them. Children in first grade have smooth and strong motor skills. School…

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