Module 2/Observing Physical Development
Observing children at play is one of the best opportunities to learn about who they are and what they can do. Observations do not have to be formal or scheduled, but merely can be a chance to watch and listen. Taking objective notes will provide invaluable information you can use later to assess development, learning and use for creating activities.
Watch the video, Evan Shows Jose, and observe the two four year-old boys outdoors. Choose one child to focus on from the video. As you watch the video, take detailed notes on the child’s physical development (large/gross motor and small/fine motor). Be as objective as possible in your observation. You may want to watch the video multiple times. Use resources from this module and complete the observation form below. You must include 1 resource in your answers for support and provide citation in APA format.
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