Evaluating a Child’s Physical Development – For this assignment, complete a 2 hour observation on a child between the ages of 6 months and 24 months of age in a childcare or school setting. You may utilize the Fresno City College Child Development Center. Take handwritten notes using the form below and turn them in with your observation. Once you have completed the observation type a 1-page double-spaced summary describing the child’s overall physical development.
Age of Child: _________________________
Sex of Child: _________________________
Place and date of observation: _____________________________________________
Time started:________________________Time Ended:__________________________
Record examples of both gross motor skills (e.g., lifting head, rolling over, sitting up, crawling, cruising, walking alone, walking up stairs, running, etc.) and fine motor skills (e.g., reaching, grasping, picking up objects, feeding self, holding a cup, using writing tools, throwing a ball etc.). You need a minimum of 6 examples under each area.
Gross motor skills
Fine motor skills
Does the child’s height and weight seem to be average in comparison to his/her peers?
Does the child appear to have a typical overall appearance?
Does the child appear to be well coordinated and have good balance?
Does the child have physical abilities/skills for their age that surprise you? Explain.
Does the child have physical abilities/skills for their age that they appeared to be struggling with? Explain.
____Observation (10 points)
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