Child care and observation Essay

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child care and observation

Observation is very important in young children because that is how you get to know a
child better. While observing how a child interacts with their peers, adults, and how they
behave in different settings, you are getting to know the child without speaking to them.

It may be important to observe a child but at the same time it may mislead you into being
judgmental, to soon. For instance, if you observe a child misbehaving, not getting along
with the other children or talking back to the teacher, you might get the impression that
he/she is a "bad" child and you might treat and act differently with that particular
child.

From my personal experiences, I have to come to the conclusion that it doesn't always work
the way I believe when observing a child. I strongly feel that in order to get to know a
child you should not spend most of your time observing him/her. Interacting with the child
gives off better results. Not once or twice, this should be a consistent thing.

For example, in room seven we have a child by the name of Thomas which most of us have
heard about him. He appears to be very aggressive and angry from what we have observed.
Even though the child may be difficult at times, I cannot turn my back on him and give up
because of this. We can only observe what lies in front of us. No one really knows what
goes on when the child is home with his parents. He might be going through some really
hard times with his family and this is how he is coping with it but, we really don't know
and that is why it is very important to ask questions and speak to the child because your
observations many.

At the daycare, I try not to let my observations take over a situation. If I see hit
Gaspar rather then jump to conclusions and scold Vincent, I talk to the both of them and
ask questions, like, "Why did you hit him?" "What made you so angry that you felt you had
to hit him?" "How did that make you feel?" so on and so forth.

Observations are very important but it is not good to be judgmental when observing because
you may be observing a child who in reality is a good kid but is acting aggressively
because he/she is having a bad day and you might just categorize the child wrongfully.



Part #2

1. Taylor is trying to fill a bucket with water. It has a hole in the bottom. He
begins to fill it and water dribbles out he gets frustrated and begins to cry loudly.


Taylor feels helpless in this situation and is unhappy that things are not going her way.
She needs to know that there are other options. The way I would handle it is by telling
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