Child observation

observe a 3 year old boy. In addition to observing the child, you may need to interact with the child in order to get more information for this observation. Some suggestions for things to do*: give the child a crayon and paper and ask them to draw you a picture do Piaget′s conservation experiment with checkers ask the child to count the checkers for you ask the child to tell you about a past event (Christmas, a birthday party, a family trip) *these activities are not meant to be a separate part of the paper – the information you get from them should be used to answer the questions below. Be sure to give complete answers and examples from your observation to support your conclusions. Refer to Chapters 8 thru 10 for specific information on the concepts. If you observe behavior that is mentioned in the book but is not part of the questions below, please include it as well. Physical development Give examples of lateralization, impulsiveness and perseveration that you observed. What gross and fine motor skills did you observe? In your opinion, is the child developing typically? Support your answer with information from the textbook. Cognitive development Does this child show preoperational thought? Give examples of the following that you observed: centration, egocentrism focus on appearance, static reasoning, irreversibility, conservation. In your opinion, is the child developing typically? Support your answer with information from the textbook. Language development Describe the child′s vocabulary and understanding of grammar. Did you see examples of fast mapping or overregularization? In your opinion, is the child developing typically? Support your answer with information from the textbook. Emotional development What emotions did you observe? Did you see evidence of emotional regulation? Give examples of the prosocial and antisocial behavior you observed. If you observed any aggression, what form of aggression was it?