Answering the Questions Related to Child Development

Child Development (14 months Describe how the child moves. Give examples of how he/she useshis/her body to move through space. (i.e. crawling, walking, scooting)
The baby walks but not very fast and cannot do so in a straight line as he is still trying to gain balance and most of the time in uneven ground the baby falls down but wakes up again and continues to walk to the destination.
2. In what ways does the child use his or her senses and motor skills to learn about the world?
The child listens keenly and repeats most of the words and sounds heard. He also explores through walking and using hands and fingers to open cupboards and pull drawers. He observes an action and tries to imitate the same.
3. Give examples of gross motor skills you observed. What does the textbook say for infants and toddlers of this age? How does the child compare to what the textbook identifies as age-typical. (you can also use other appropriate sources for developmental milestones if you reference them)
Opening of doors and pulling at items. Toddlers at this age can be able to use their legs and hands but not in a refined way but they have the gross motor skills. The child’s actions compares to those explained in the book.
4. Give examples of fine motor skills that you observed. What does the textbook say for infants and toddlers of this age? How does the child compare to what the textbook identifies as age-typical. (you can also use other appropriate sources for developmental milestones if you reference them)
The toddler is able to hold cups and can even pick pieces on the surface. The fine motor skills are not fully developed but there is evidence of their existence as can be observed in the toddler’s use of fingers.
5. Provide three examples of sensory perception the child uses while involved in activity during your observation. What does the textbook say about those sense modalities and their development in infants and toddlers? How do they compare to what the textbook identifies as age-typical? (for example: A baby turns his head toward his mother when she calls his name, a baby makes a face when she tastes something sour, a toddler watches the family dog walk across the room.)
The baby observes the actions on the television, during feeding, the baby spits food that they do not like and he also listens when a familiar song is sang to him. These perceptions are in line with the book as the toddler is grossly able to distinguish taste, sound and visual perception.
6. Does the child appear to be healthy? (describe what you observed that tells you so)
Yes he is healthy as can be observed from the hours he puts into play and other physical activities. He is also not on any medication and his weight is moderate.
7. Describe any eating behaviours that you observe. Are these eating behaviours appropriate for the childs developmental stage?
The child is very choosy on some food especially the ones that are bland. He also prefers grown up food than his. According to Berger (2012), this is normal for the toddler at this age.
Work Cited
Berger, Stassen. The Developing Person through Childhood and Adolescence. 9th Ed. New York: Worth Publishers, 2012