Play observation - Play Observation When my group went to...

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Play Observation When my group went to the Early Child Education Center we first watched a group of younger children inside, and then outside we watched both older and younger children. While watching the kids we observed a variety of different play patterns, and a lot of similarities and differences in the way that different behave. The first thing that I observed when the group of children were inside was a boy and a girl sitting at the same table both working on puzzles. This is an example of parallel play, which is defined as when a child plays separately from others but with toys like those the other are using or in a similar manner. The reason that this is a form of parallel play is because both children at the table were playing with puzzles, but there was no interaction between the two kids. This play can also be considered practice play, because they were working on their fine motor skills, and were trying to improve their skills at completing the puzzles. I decided to then focus on one of the girls that were playing with the puzzles. The girl
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course HDFS 217 302 32 taught by Professor All during the Spring '08 term at Colorado State.

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