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Write an 800-1000 word report on three Child Observations that you have carried out, of children in different age bands from birth to sixteen. Discuss areas of interest that you have found, comparing, and contrasting the stages and sequences of two chose

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  • Submitted: 15/01/2010
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Write an 800-1000 word report on three Child Observations that you have carried out, of children in different age bands from birth to sixteen. Discuss areas of interest that you have found, comparing, and contrasting the stages and sequences of two chosen areas of Child Development.

The report was written in order to achieve comparisons in the elements of aggressive behaviour and play in a small sample group of children. Aggressive behaviour is reactionary and impulsive behaviour that often results in breaking household rules (Gale Encyclopaedia, 2006). Research also shows that as age increases, vocabulary increases (Linwood, 2006), ultimately meaning that younger children would use action rather than the use of language.

When girls and boys are engaged in social play, they congregate primarily with others of their own sex during the preschool and middle childhood years, and ... different childhood "cultures" prevail in these gender segregated groups (Macoby and Jacklin, 1987). With research in mind this report looked at aggression in 3 children, and whether children interact with same sex or mixed gender children.

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The report used three children from three different age ranges; Child A. 18 Month old

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