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I intend to observe Mica's physical development by: Asking her to stand, walk, and run on tiptoes, Building a tower of 10 cubes or more, and Drawing and writing.

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Tanya Ullah Visit One Date of Visit: 19th July 2003 Time of Visit: 3:15pm Length of Visit: 1 hour Who Was Present: Mica and I Place: My House Aim: I intend to observe Mica's physical development by: * Asking her to stand, walk, and run on tiptoes. * Building a tower of 10 cubes or more * Drawing and writing This will show me her fine and gross motor skills. Expectation: According to Mary D. Sheridan, a child of this age should be able to: * Stand, walk, and run on tiptoes easily * Build a tower of 10 of cubes or more Record of Visit: When Mica arrived at my house with her mum, she was quiet. Then she came in, took off her coat, and was her usual self, very lively and loud. ...read more.

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When starting to struggle she went back to writing her own name. I asked her to draw a picture of something; she drew a few people and trees but was easily bored at it. Instead of instructing Mica to do tasks for me to see her ability at different tasks, I gave her a few choices. After drawing and writing I asked her what she would like to do next, she replied 'I want some pop and a biscuit.' I told her to use her manners and say the special word. Mica finds it difficult to say 'please' and 'sorry' but easily blurts out 'thank you' majority of the time. She repeated what she had asked for and then quietly whispered 'please'. We had a five-minute break whilst she had pop and a biscuit. ...read more.

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Evaluation: According to Mary D. Sheridan, a 4 year old should be able to: * build a tower of ten cubes or more * stand, walk , and run on tiptoes Mica showed that she was able to build a tower of around five or six cubes independently but when I helped her, she could build a tower with around twelve cubes. I think this was because she was not under pressure and knew she did not have to do it alone. I was surprised when she managed to stand still on her tiptoes for so long. I did not expect her to be able to fasten her coat alone. I think this was because it was a zip pull and she is easily frustrated. Usually a 4 year old should be able to do the walking standing still on running on tiptoes with ease. However, Mica could not there is no explanation really for this just that some children are better at things than others are. ...read more.

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