Observation Of Children's Development

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Reflective commentaries
In my reflective commentary I am discussing my four observation within the theory of development mentioned in Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Department of Education (2014) that I have collected during my placement. Observations helps to identify children needs and the significant support that can be given in the area they are not preforming well or struggling. At the same time by observing the child I learnt that to understand their interest, capabilities and interactions that can be used by teachers to further plan any activities using the children’s own strength. The result of observation during the children’s play, learning processes or activities, reflecting on my own effectiveness to cater for the needs of
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Children’s development is a study on children from birth to adolescence covering wide range of process concentrating on the changes that takes place on the growth and behaviour of a particular child. Growth of the child is mainly on the physical size which include changes in height and vocabulary while the behaviour aspect deals with changes in motor, thinking and social skills (Celia Anita Decker, 2016). In my observation I have concentrated on Social and Emotional, Communication and Physical; Gross and Fine motor skills aspect of the child development at the Montessori where my placement was.
Social and Emotional
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Here social development explains the behaviour of children when forming friendship, understanding personal limits and cooperation among themselves. While emotional development brings about each individual child closer to each other and each child will develop great understanding, express and read feelings of others in their classroom environment. During my observation I could clearly notice every child in has their own preferred friend who understand and accept each other’s friendship immediately as they are drop off in to the classroom. There is already an existing pattern of friendship seen in the classroom where the children are comfortable with each other as also suggest by Howes (1983).
Another theorist Erik Erikson who mirrors Freud, identifies eight separate stages from infant to early childhood contain both positive and negative outcome. He also said that environment and care factor these children are place into will determine how they will cope with their social and emotional attributes throughout their early childhood (Crain, William, 2011). The eight stages were developed by Erik Erikson in 1956 through experience with children from all classes of society and background. The stages