Is there any adult interaction with the newborn? What behavioral states affect the infant-caregiver relationship?
Ryon is sitting on the floor with his toys around him. His mother sits on the floor next to him, and he begins to hand his mother a series of toys. He is interested in the reaction of his mother as he hands her his blocks, one by one. Ryon leans forward, grabs a block, and gives it to his mother. He watches her face and sort of drops his mouth open as he waits for her reaction. She then tells him the letter and color on the block. He nods his head forward, reaches his arm out, and proceeds to pick up another block. After picking up five blocks and handing them to his mother, he then crawls across the floor to a toy car and pushes it for a moment. He looks up at his mother to see what she is doing and pushes the car toward her. He smiles at her, and she smiles back and says, “Is that your car?” He smiles again and nods his head forward. Ryon is very interested in his mother’s reaction to him. She continues to watch him even when he is interested in a toy or moving away from her. He does check to see if she is paying attention to him as he plays. His mother starts picking up toys and organizing the room, and he periodically goes over to her and becomes interested in what she is doing. Ryon seems very dependent on his mother's mood. He smiles when she smiles, and if she is distracted, he wants to obtain her attention and appears to gauge and react to her facial expressions. It seems that their relationship is positive, and his mother is very attentive.
Kindergarten Classroom Observation Report Essay
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In electing to observe a kindergarten class, I was hoping to see ‘real world’ examples of the social development, personality types and cognitive variation found within the beginning stages of “Middle Childhood” as discussed within our text.
On April 1, 2010, I was welcomed into Mrs. Smith’s all day kindergarten class at the O’Dea Core Knowledge Elementary School in Fort Collins Colorado to observe and note the classroom conditions, interactions of the children among themselves, the teachers or other authority figures and the manner in which learning takes place.
O’Dea, as it is referred to within this paper, was selected because it is located within my neighborhood, and I am familiar with it’s location, general population and the…show more content…
The class that was observed consisted of five and six year olds, it was of interest that there were several examples of interactions that could be classified as moral reasoning between the children during ‘free play’ where small groups of 3 or 4 expressed frustration that the rules weren’t being followed. There were two moments in which the teacher became involved to guide the discussion during which the children were allowed to explore their feelings and suggest ideas to resolve the conflict.
As described within the text, during early childhood, the development of friendships between children begins to emerge, in which children of similar personalities and interests demonstrate an interest in playing with each other ( ). During Middle Childhood, these relationships deepen, and continue to evolve into more gender specific relationships, in which boys prefer to play with boys and girls among girls ( ). It was easily observed within the classroom that this theory held true – the boys played in small groups with wooden blocks and Lego’s creating elaborate ‘Star Wars’ scenarios, and the girls played more quietly with books and writing white boards.
According to Piaget, the early childhood period is one in which the child is