3. Which aspects of your child's behavior and personality reflect continuities from earlier behavior (e.g., at ages 3-4 years) and which seem to be novel for this age level? 1. In first and second grade, Leila was slow to learn how to decode
unfamiliar words and struggled with spelling. You did some extra work with her and got her some tutoring. Now in third grade, Leila is almost reading at grade level accuracy-wise, but reads slowly and effortfully, and still struggles with writing and spelling. -You spend as much time as you can partner reading both second and third grade level materials to keep Leila's reading skills up, and you help out with studying of spelling and with Leila's writing, but you don't seek the help of a tutor just yet. Leila had a pretty good time with children's theatre over the past two years, but wants a change, so she tries a scout troop, as she has a friend in a local troop. Both parents support her decision and try to be as involved as they can. 2. Leila goes to a school assembly and comes home all excited saying she wants to take part in the instrumental music program at the school. You like this idea, so you and Leila try out the available instruments at the music store, and decide on: -the violin Leila has enjoyed the scout troop over the past two years and decides to stick with scouting and try to advance to the next level. Both parents support her decision and try to be as involved as they can. 3. Leila seems to be about average for her age at drawing and building things. -One of your hobbies is painting, so you show Leila some of the basics and provide the materials. You spend some time together painting in the garage and have a good time. Leila's best friend who lived just down the block moved away a month ago. Leila has been moody since then, and has had a few arguments with other children at school. It recently got to the point where the teacher called home. You explained the problem and the teacher said she would keep an eye on Leila. 4. Leila is very good in language arts and has an excellent vocabulary. As she is not a strong reader or writer and isn't able to read fluently yet, you wonder how she picked it up. While continuing to work on reading and
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