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5 Year Olds Observation

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From the ages of 2-6, children spend most of the walking hours, discovering, creating, laughing, and imaging, as they acquire the skills they need. They chase each other and attempt new challenges, they play with sounds, words, and ideas, and they invent games and dramatize fantasies. During this age period: they develop their body, their mind and they learn social skills and morals. Age 2 to 6 is known as early childhood, or even preschool years. These years seem dreaming and magical to kids of their age group. My reason for choosing this particular age is because early childhood is a period of extraordinary growth, learning and playing. Joyful not only for young children but also for anyone who knows them. During this age, a time for impressive growth in every domain occur. I believe this age they can teach us how to play and have fun once again. Another reason, why I pick this age, because they are so full of energy and always make people keep a smile on their face, and also keep us laughing.Physically, the child is 34 inches tall and weighs 50 pounds. Her body type would be classified as that of an ectomorph, according to Sheldon's three main types of physique. This type of physique is that of predominant linearity and fragility. She appears tall and lean-looking (Earle, Rogers, & Wall, 1982, p. 93). Her posture is fairly erect, although occasionally she somewhat stoops over with her arms around her mid-section, as if to hug herself protectively.

Her energy level is average. She does not tire easily and seems to play and work at a steady pace. She does not have any particular limitations, although she is fitted for eyeglasses and has worn them for one year. The child's general health is good, according to the teachers and her mother, and she is very attractive--fair-skinned with long, fluffy blond hair. Her eyes are bright, and her skin is of good tone and color. She is able to completely dress herself including boots, jacket, and

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