Child Observation

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Through Younger Eyes
Child Observation Paper
Courtney Beck
Spoon River College

Through Younger Eyes
Child Observation Paper
On May 5th, 2009, I was blessed with my son, I will call him Timmy for this paper. He is now five and a half years old, has brown hair, hazel eyes, average weight and a little taller than his classmates. He is my only child and I am sure there are many great excuses I could use in order to explain our circumstances, but the main factor is I had him at a young age before I was ready or had any idea how raising a child can make you, break you, shake you and wake you up, especially going at it alone. I suppose many choose their children as an easy way out or a more convienient way to get an assignment done in situations such as this one, however I decided to observe my son so I can grow as a mother. It also gave me the opportunity to learn more about him on a deeper level. Of course we observe our children everyday as parents, but do we really take it all in or just do it by natural force. With that being said, now it is time to get down to it. Observing a child, we can see how a young person thinks, plays and interacts with the world around them. Observing him while playing with his toys was an easy route because it is the only activity that allowed me to watch him for a longer period of time without him noticing persay. I observed his physical attitute, his individual way of thinking along with memory skills and what his likes and dislikes were. Being that my child displayed different characteristics and degrees of
Young children acquire mental operations in which they perform actions on objects or ideas and it yields consistent result. The first toy Timmy played with were his legos....