ECE 205 Child Development Observation P

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Child Development Observation (Preschool/Early Elementary Age)
Kimberly Thomas
ECE 205 Week 4 Assignment
Instructor Nadia Hasan
November 10, 2014

The preschool years which are the ages between 2 ½ years to five years old is an exciting time for children. It is during this time that they use all of the development learned during the infant and toddler stage to actively explore and engage in school. Preschoolers learn how to make their own choices, develop socially, and explore their environments. Parents and caregivers still play an important role in helping children during this time take initiative and explore their environments. Adult’s behaviors, attitudes, and styles of thinking contribute to preschooler’s
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Draco snatches the chair from the child and is prompted by the teacher that there was a better way of handling the situation. As the children are seated in the group Draco is having trouble adjusting to the group momentarily because he wants his chair positioned a certain way. He is again prompted by the teacher that he must take turns just like all the other students. Draco struggles with this situation for a moment but then adjusts as the teacher begins to take attendance. After attendance the children move into an activity of letter recognition and “job” selection. Draco actively participates in the group and is able to select a new “job” assignment and appears to be pleased with his assignment.
Draco appears to be in the preschool stage of development. Physically he is developed as he is able to place the Lego’s back into the container as instructed. He is also developed well cognitively as he has the ability to follow instructions. Draco’s social-emotional skill is developed as he shows emotion when the green chair is taken from him. Draco appears to have good language develop as he is able to actively participate in the group with letter recognition. He has great self-help development skills as he has the ability to move the chair into position that he wants as well as the ability to place the Lego’s back in their correct container alone.
Draco is struggling with sharing and his emotions as he