- Before completing your observations, review the Required Media found in the Learning Resources of this module and the following videos to form the basis of your observations.
Infant Toddler: Birth to Three
Three to Five
Assignment Task Preparation:
- Research, then select an instrument based on your research used for observing children at play to identify a selected skill, developmental area, or other. Use this instrument during your observations. You may elect to use the same instrument, if appropriate, or select an instrument for each grade group, but this instrument should measure the same skill or area for both groups (total of two instruments, one for the younger group and one for the older group).
Upon completion of your observations:
- Reflect on your observation of two different children at play. What developmental or emerging content knowledge did you note? How do you know this is accurate?
- Examine your notes and reflect on the content. Were these accurate facts or were personal thoughts and feelings reflected? How could you improve your personal observations?