Child Development Observation (Preschool, Early Elementary)
ECE205: Introduction to Child Development
16 May, 2015
In the beginning of the video we observe clean up time, we can see all of the kids picking up in a fairly quiet manner, even Draco. However, when someone attempts to move a chair he wants, he becomes loud and rude towards him. In almost the same moment, everyone is finished cleaning and he begins crying and yelling because he hasn’t gotten his last piece in the box. This behavior continues into the group time transition, over the same chair. We can see the other kids are following the same pattern on getting into their seats and waiting. Draco seems to be struggling with the situation, and isn’t cooperative or empathetic of how he might make the other child feel. He obviously is feeling like he needs to control the way things happen around him and when that doesn’t happen he loses a little bit of his own control. When one boy chooses to put his seat in a place Draco doesn’t want, we see the same crying and yelling because it’s not the way he wants. In general we see that he is louder and overly excitable in this setting, at the same time, it’s clear that this is something that is normal because most of the kids and the teachers seem used to it. Draco doesn’t seem like a bad child, but one that is struggling with controlling his emotions.
Developmental Stages and Domains
Physical Development: During this period of development there are huge changes happening. Children are growing by leaps and bounds as well as putting their fine and gross motor skills into continuous practice (Fisher et al, 2005). When we look at Draco’s physical appearance it appears that he is smaller than the majority of his peers. He seems not only shorter but also less robust. However, he’s moving like a physically active preschooler. He grabs, runs, jumps, claps, etc. As far as his motor control he seems to be at the...