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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.

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