• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

child development study

Extracts from this document...


Within this child observation essay, I hope to show an understand and demonstrate the development of children six years and under. I hope to show knowledge within child development and the relevant theories supporting this. Several half hour observations of a 2 year old girl was undertaken in an environment that he knew well. My observation will be used to look at the physical development along with emotional, cognitive and the language development of a child of this age, to which all form parts of development which children begin to assert control of their movements and is important to their future development. This allows new and continued learning and helps build self esteem and overall confidence. Date study began: march 2008 Date study ended: approx February 2009 Childs Christian name: Emily Date of birth: 10 -08- 2005 Age at beginning of study: 2 years 6 months Age at end of study: 3 years 5 months Physical appearance Emily has light brown, thick hair,with a few curl at the back of her head. ...read more.


Environment Emily lives in a 4 bedroom house with 2 kitchens and a conservatory. Family background Emily lives in a very crowded house(10 people).this involves her 4 sisters, 4 brother and mum + dad.she is the youngest of them all which makes it harder to blend.i think that this is a good idea as she has lots of help and encouragement but it also means that she gets less attention than the rest.this is a nuclear group(but is living in foster home for a while).her parents work separately, her mum works as an apex worker(elderly care worker)and her dad is an environment engineer. Home and local area Emily shares a 2 bedded bedroom with her sisters. She mainly plays in her room as there is never room anywhere else to play. Outside she would play in a little corner in the back yard. She was not really use to playing with other so she would just play on her own.the only safety precaution I could think of was how crammed they all are.emily was lots of toys ,which she dosent really play with. ...read more.


She prefers to talk in short Phrases than in long complete sentences.when shes hungry she will point and say what she wants for example,choc choc instead of chocolate etc.her parents encourage her to talk in more long complex sentences but she prefers not to.she knows many nursery rhymes but loves to sing row "row ,row ,your boat".her cognitive development is at a low level. She knows some of her colours,numbers 1-5, what shapes are big or small,and what some of the shapes are. Social development Emilys social skills is usually well behaved, loves to say please and thank you, hate sharing things,hates taking turns when playing. Emily also behaves differently with family, strangers and other children around you.she gets on with most adults and children all ages,she gets plenty of chances to meet new people at playgroup, child minders etc.emily is not yet potty trained bat keeps asking to go to the toilet. she can also feed herself, wash and dry hands and face, clean teeth and get dressed with little help. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Child Development section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Child Development essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Child Development - Child Study

    4 star(s)

    During this visit I found Jack to be very patient and he also had fun when I was taking his height and weight. The height of Jacks mother is 5ft 4 (1m 63cm) and Jacks father's height is 6ft 2 tall (1m 88cm).

  2. Child development - Study of a child

    She can pass things from hand to hand e.g. a crayon. To colour she uses Palmer grips to pick up Lego etc. she uses pincer grip. She can do jigsaws and build towers using building blocks she can build them to there highest. She eats using spoon knife and fork.

  1. For my child development study I am going to observe how a child shows ...

    She had shown this by making shapes out of card and coloured paper at school which she showed me. They weren't complicated shapes, but they included an oval and a square. Sensory Development At 3 years and 3 months Hilary should be able to thread large beads and listen eagerly to stories wanting to hear them over again.

  2. ikea case study

    avoid being associate to child labor or, as it is always an option, Ikea could choose the option to do nothing concerning this issue. Evaluation of alternatives All the proposed alternatives brings out some pros and cons that will be described in the next paragraphs in order to choose the best option for Ikea in this situation.

  1. Child development

    I researched these routine tests in depth and have therefore included this in my research pack. Having the uterus checked is the most important for pregnant women in my opinion, this is because the doctor can check how big the foetus is and from finding out how big the foetus

  2. Describe Human Development from Conception to birth

    the mother to the baby which passes through to the umbilical cord. The blood vessels are cared for and protected by a substance which is normally sticky. The placenta is there to send antibodies through the umbilical cord into the baby supplying the baby with prevention of any infections.

  1. Child development study - I will compare my visits and look at Aroushs development ...

    Aroush can count the numbers ?1, 2, 3?, and she likes repeating them. She knows these numbers because when her mum makes her milk she puts in 3 ounces of powder, while counting. Aroush has picked up these numbers, by coping what her mum says.

  2. Child Study. I am doing my child study on an 11 month old ...

    Her social development will be shown by the way she reacts to me when I come to her house and if she allows me to play with her without crying. Her intellectual development will be shown by the way she plays with the toys and if she can make different noises and sounds.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work