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Aime Perez 1 INTRODUCTION Infant: I observed Matthew, an infant whose sister is in my class. Matthew is seven months old. Matthew was observed at Cal State San Marcos in the lecture hall 214 in the Arts Building. It was on a Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at around one o’clock in the afternoon. He was first sleeping when he arrived to the class and woke up minutes before without crying just a little confused from where he was. There were a lot of CSUSM students sitting in the seats watching Matthew, the room was very crowded, that once in a while Matthew would look up and glance with a confused little face. He was in the front of the class being held by his mother who was sitting at a table with toys so Matthew could play. Later during the observation Matthew was moved to the floor and put on a blanket, which had some colors to it. Matthew at the time was wearing overalls with a long sleeve shirt with some infant shoes on. He had nice black hair and brown eyes. In this paper I will describe the behaviors I saw when observing Matthew and then discuss them in terms of what is typical for children at Matthews age. Older child: I observed Ricardo, he is my older brothers first child. Ricardo is 2 years old and 10 months, he will be turning 3 on June 11,2015. Ricardo was born with Heroin in his system and was in the ICU for 4 months taking methadone and continued to a Foster home taking it until he was 9 months old. At 10 months he was released to his grandmother to care for him and continues there, and seeing his parents most of the time. I observed Ricardo playing with his uncle in the living of the grandmother’s house. It was Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at about 5 o’clock in the afternoon. I was sitting on the couch watching and observing Ricardo and his uncle Carlos play all sorts of things. They have a huge TV and TV stand in the living room as well as Ricardo’s toy box on the right hand side of the TV stand. There was no one else but us three in the living. Ricardo was wearing sport shorts and a t-shirt with his black Nike shoes. He
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Aime Perez 2 has short brown hair and brown eyes. In this paper I will describe the behaviors I saw and then discuss them in terms of what is typical for children Ricardo’s age. OBSERVED BEHAVIORS Infant: For Matthew I will be describing the four domains of motor development, social/emotional development, temperament, and cognitive development. Motor: Matthew did very well with his fine motor skills. Fine motor skill development is when a child is able to use their small muscles by moving their fingers, picking up objects such as toys ( Berger, 2012). While he was on the table being held by his mom, he was able to grab and hold the objects in front of him. He would grab one toy on each hand and bang them onto the table that made a big noise. He also started tossing the toys everywhere, which shows that he was able to move and use his whole arm to do it. While he was on the table he would grab one toy in one hand and another in the other hand and tried to put them inside of each other. His gross motor
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