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

Child Study - Visit 6

Extracts from this document...


Visit 6 (Valentines Card) February 10th 2008 2 years 5 months Length of Visit - 2 Hours Length of Activity - 30 Minutes In this final visit with Alfie I am going to created a valentine's card with him, I think this will help me to asses how Alfie's fine motor skills have improved since visit one when Alfie was only 1 year and 10 months and he created a collage with help from me. I am hoping the Alfie will enjoy this activity as I have seen in previous visits he enjoys being creative. Aims: Emotional Aims Does Alfie become frustrated when he isn't able to have his own way? Does Alfie find it easy to express how he feels? Does Alfie like to do things unaided? Intellectual Aims Have Alfie's concentration span improved? Can Alfie match two or three primary colours? Is Alfie willing to take turns and share with people? Physical Aims Can Alfie hold a pencil in his hand? Has Alfie's tripod grasp improved? Can Alfie hold a crayon with thumb and fingers (not fist)? Can Alfie draw using some wrist action; makes dots, lines, circular strokes? Social Aims Does Alfie enjoy helping Adults e.g. tidying up? Is Alfie able to work in a team and co-operate with others? Is Alfie able to hold a conversation with me? Planning I will need to bring the necessary equipment with me that is needed for the visit e.g. ...read more.


I observed Alfie's fine motor skills and how they have improved from previous visits. Alfie was able to draw using a large coloured pencil; Alfie did this using his preferred hand (his right) and drew various patterns e.g. dots and lines - Alfie held the pencil using his fingers (tripod grasp) not his fist, showing his fine motor skills have improved. Alfie understood what the equipment was used for and was gluing paper to the card without any help from me. I cut out shapes for Alfie to stick onto the card as he didn't attempt to use the scissors himself. I pointed at different coloured card to assess Alfie's intellectual skills - Alfie was able name all the colours that I pointed to (green, blue and orange). Alfie was willing to share things with me during the activity and wasn't possessive about his toys etc., and would say "you do" when he wanted me to show him how do certain tasks e.g. folding the card. I found it difficult to keep Alfie on task, he wasn't interested in sticking glitter, crepe paper etc. to the valentines card, he was more intrigued by the different textures of the glue, paper and loved the feeling of them on his hands, I think Alfie enjoyed testing and exploring the environment around him . I helped Alfie with the more delicate parts of the card by pointing to areas and saying "here" where he could stick the crepe paper, Alfie wasn't eager to be independent and do things for himself which I thought he might be as this behaviour is usually for a child of Alfie's age. ...read more.


he feels by the use of language and is able to do things unaided without the help of adults although, Alfie does show defiant behaviour when he is forced to do something he doesn't want to do. Alfie also understands the emotions of other around him and understands when he is doing something wrong. Conclusion My conclusion is that Alfie is reaching the correct milestones for his age. In some instances he is slightly ahead, for example, he is able to draw patterns such as dots and lines and demonstrates advanced social skills. He is approximately 27 months old, yet these milestones are usually associated with infants of 3 years, (ref. Child Development by Valerie Hall and Heather Brennand). Alfie appeared to enjoy the visit very much. I think this is because Alfie was able to be creative and express himself through art; it is also a way for Alfie to let of steam. Alfie is still very dependant of the Adults around him for constant attention. Alfie enjoys being the centre of attention. Alfie's fine motor skills have improved greatly over the course of the visits; he now shows the ability to write using his preferred hand, something which he hasn't been able to achieve in past visits. Alfie's achievements during this visit met with almost all my predictions. However, the skills Alfie was not capable of such as concentrating for long period aren't evident until a child reaches 3 years; therefore I expect Alfie to be able to achieve this during the next visit. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...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)

    absorbed into the blood slowly giving an even, prolonged source of energy. It provides energy for muscles and other tissues and organs in the body. Good sources of starch are in bread, oats, pasta, cereal, potatoes, beans, noodles, rice and fruit.

  2. Child development - Study of a child

    She treats people the way they treat her. Annie has good table manners; she will eat with her knife and fork but doesn't always use her knife as most of her food is already cut up for her. Annie can play in a group with children, but when the game

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

    Fine motor skills were easier to observe from Hilary because she enjoys doing smaller activities. I concluded that this was probably because she attends schools that will be teaching her to write, draw etc. She is able to pick up small objects such as a television remote control or a pen.

  2. ikea case study

    The second option that is offered to Ikea is to step back and allow Rugmark to monitor child labor for them. To let Rugmark operates the control on child labor avoid Ikea to invest money in its own watching program and do not reduce the profit margin made on the rugs.

  1. Examining the advantages of creative activities to the client.

    hand out the dot-to-dot sheets to each of my four reception clients and ask them to put their name on top of the sheet. * I will then explain clearly of what they have to do with this creative activity.

  2. Why family structures are changing.

    it due to lack of food or heat, it will effect the amount of work or school they miss, if a parent is not eating to feed his/her children they will become ill and have to miss days off work the days off will eventually add up and will lead

  1. Each of the three observations was on a different area of development: physical, language, ...

    a child between the ages of four and eight years old "children start to enjoy using language as a means of socialising with others, expressing their needs and recounting what they have done." It would appear that from the observation AB's linguistic and social communication skills are at the correct stage for her age.

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

    someone else.eg: dressing up Types of play ?Play? Is an important part of every child?s life, and for their development. Through play, children learn to explore the world, develop and practice skills they will use throughout their lives. There are four main types of play, which a child discovers, they

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