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Child study - I spoke to Sophies mum about the safety checklist and questionnaire while Susie read Sophie a Barbie story. There was no sign of sibling rivalry with the two sisters.

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She said hello to me and Susie. Ran to get her coat, struggled to put it on by herself but managed to do it showing good use of her fine manipulative skills as she did up the zip. I asked Sophie's mum if she would be kind enough to fill my questionnaire and checklist in while we were at the playground. She was pleased to do it. She said she would sit down and have a cup of coffee while Sophie's brother Jake was having a nap and fill it in. Off they went to the playground. Sophie held mine and Susie's hand all the way. She was good at the roads before crossing them, very familiar with the green cross code. ...read more.

Middle

She asked me to push her on the swing, her leg muscles are not fully developed yet to allow herself to work her way up. She played with us and other children for half hour or more and showed lots of positive emotions; happy, contented and laughing. But when I said it was time to go she stamped her feet and said "Don't want to!" Eventually I persuaded her to come home because I would read her, her favourite Barbie story when we got back in. We got back home, Sophie's mum made us all a drink, we were all thirsty. Sophie held her cup with both hands firmly in a palmar grasp. ...read more.

Conclusion

Intellectual: Sophie was able to recognise many things on the way to the playground. She didn't know the colour purple when I pointed to a flower. I will ask her again later in another visit to see if she recognises purple. She asked lots of questions on the way to. QUOTE - According to (Book title or website) a child aged can "......." Emotional: Sophie showed lots of positive emotions on this visit. Only negative once when she didn't want to leave the swings. But that was short lived because with a bit of bribery to read her favourite story she came away. QUOTE - According to (Book title or website) a child aged can "......." Social: She is a very sociable child just as I had expected when she was around us. She had good social skills and manners, using please and thank you. ...read more.

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