FIELD EXPERIENCE AND NOTES 1. INFANCY/TODDLERHOOD (AGES 0-3) For this observation, I was at the beach joined by some family friends who each had a one year old and a two-year-old. This was the first time the two toddlers were meeting. Child 1 is going to be the one year old and child 2 is going to be the two-year-old. The two children were both asleep on the car ride to the beach so that was a peaceful journey. At the beach both children were fully rested and excited to play. They played in the sand for a good two hours and only had two conflicts. In the first conflict, child 1 threw sand at the child 2. Although child 1 was a year younger, he was more aggressive and rowdy than child 2. He seemed to not have any reason to throw the sand, in fact, he threw the sand after making eye contact with his dad and hearing his dad say “Do not throw the sand”. The dad pulled child 1 aside and told him that he should not have done that but child 1 just laughed. Personally, I think the situation would have gone better if everyone had just consoled child 2 and ignored child 1 so that child 1 could see that they did something that was wrong and that no one else though it was funny. I did not intervene however. The second conflict was over food. When the lunch sandwiches were being passed out child 1 received a packaged peanut butter and jelly sandwich and child 2 got a homemade ham and cheese. Child 1 seemed to be pleased with his lunch until he saw that child 2 was
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- Fall '11
- The Child, Peanut butter and jelly sandwich