2:45pm-3:00pmAfter on and off playing with the light-up stepping stones, the girl plays inside a large tube. Again, it is obvious she wants the space to herself and when another child is in her way she sits back and waits for them to move. The other children, so involved in their own play don't notice her. The pig-tailed girl sticks her head out of the tube and calls to her mom who is standing in line maybe 30 feet away. Her mom can’t hear her and the girl gets pushed back into the tube by other kids, clearly disappointed. When she could crawl out of the tube again, she ran over to her mother. The little girl didn't say anything to her mother but just checked in before running back out to play. I think the girl was looking for some type of recognition or praise while she was
in the tube and since she didn't get it, because her mom didn't hear her, she wanted to make sure her mother was still supportive. 3:00pm-3:15pmThe girl and most of the kids bounced around to various areas of the play area. Some of the younger kids were following certain older kids, while others were avoiding crowds. Most just went where they wanted to be, no matter what. Some kids, I could tell, had been their longer than others. They knew the areas they wanted to go and what to do at them. There was one older girl, maybe 8 or 9, so outside of this observations age group, who had claimed the top of the hill. She allowed space for some of the younger kids but then ignored others. The younger kids that she allowed space watched her and waited to see what she would do. She was the leader because of her age and size. The pig-tailed girl, though initially curious about this group, did not follow with this group. The line began to move and the little girl looked for her mother who was at the same time calling her over. Her family was starting to move away from the play area. She sat with her brother and sister, who were a year or two older, and played with a toy that her brother had. The two girls both try to take it but the brother keeps it. The girls were upset and the kid’s mother, hearing them argue, told the brother to share what I believe is silly putty. He then breaks the silly putty into three different size pieces and gives the girls each one of the smaller segments. This was an obvious example of pre-conventional moral development as described by Kohlberg. The boy only shared because he would have gotten in trouble had he not. 3:15pm-3:30pmThe siblings are still playing with the silly putty. The pig tailed girl stretches and squeezes the putty, liking the way it feels in her hands. Piaget told us the that an active child, fascinated my touch and feel is indicative of the sensorimotor stage of development. Although I already established the young girl is in the pro-operational stage, the girl is still intrigued by sensory objects such as the putty. She shapes the putty and tries to wear it as a crown and a necklace.
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- Spring '16
- Sibling, Boy, Florida Mall