(The Virtual Child) (Part One) Dounya Sahibzada 11/11/2011
The Infant Years (0-4 Months) How does your baby’s physical, social/emotional and intellectual domains compare to the developmental milestones patterns? Is it typical?Developmental Answer Prove It (give examples from your reports) Example (give examples from the book) Domain (Your original thoughts) (Cite your references) (cite your references) After about eight hours of labor, Zohib began to go http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/cesarean- into distress. The doctors said the baby was not in section/hic_cesarean Zohib‘s birth was hard and risky because C- Section Physical the correct position. They did a C-section. (virtual “Can take 10 to 15 minutes, with an additional 45 she was not in the an appropriate minutes for the delivery of the placenta and child reports) suturing of the incisions.” position. After first 8 hours of labor she She shows different cries to signal different things, Crying is the newborns first attempt to went through C-section. Finally he was “rhythmic and moderately loud when she is hungry, communicate. It tells the parents that it is hungry, tired, angry, or hurt. born healthy; meeting his developmental wet, or cold. If she is startled there is a sudden intake ( A Chronological Approach, p. 101) milestones. of breath and a loud wail, followed by more deep breaths and loud wails.” (virtual child report) Zohib is showing more intense interest in her http://www.americanpregnancy.org Her social/emotional are well surroundings. Zohib smiles at familiar people Social: How your baby interacts to the human developed, she expresses with and toys, is able to laugh at surprising or funny face and voice. things (such as a little dog), and is developing Social / smiles. She is excited about people, lots of cute little habits. Emotional toys and gives smile with excitement. ( virtual child report) At about 2 months, infants start to make social She looks relax, watching with Zohib is able to focus her eyes on you. She smiles when they see another human face. interest face to face to familiar spends a lot of time studying your face and the At about 4 months, smiling is joined by laughter. people. faces of anyone who comes close to her. ( A Chronological Approach, p. 181) (virtual child report)
She uses to respond be smiling anyone She spends a lot of time studying your face and Every day while they interact with and learn about their around; communicate through eye the faces of anyone who comes close to her. environment they are creating new connections. contact face to face and with facial (virtual child report) expression. She interacts with other Zohib smiles at familiar people and toys http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc Intellectual (virtual child report) easily. According to Piaget, newborns interact with their environment entirely through reflexive behaviours. http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc The Infant Years (5-8 Months) How does your baby’s physical, social/emotional and intellectual domains compare to the developmental milestones patterns? Is it typical?Developmental Answer Prove It (give examples from your reports) Example (give examples from the book) Domain (Your original thoughts) (cite your references) (cite your references) Her physical development is (Your partner misses some of Zohibs little Sits alone without support and holds head advancing at an amazing rate around achievements (such as when she first sat up) (Ages and Stages: A brief overview birth to 12) (virtual child report) 5-8 months. She can sit and crawling. Physical She also begins to put objects in her Your partner plays with Zohib on weekends and in mouth at this age. She is physically the evenings after getting home from work. active so her mom gets tried. (virtual child report) Sits alone without support, holding head erect, back straightened, and arms propped forward for support . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child 6 months sit on high chair grasp dangling object ( A Chronological Approach, p. 127 Motor development )
She really likes this hiding game and shows by her Spends a great deal of time watching She has a very social character. interest that she wants it repeated and observing She shows her interest by finding the (Ages and Stages: A brief overview birth Social / hidden things. She shows her Zohib has a strong tendency to look in the old to 12) By 8 monthsEmotional emotional needs by repeating the hiding place, and then get confused about where game. Gets distressed and confused the object is, or forget about it. Shows distress if toy is taken away (virtual child report) about the hidden objects. (Ages and Stages: A brief overview birth to 12) She can handle objects well and Zohib is able to find a hidden object Looks for ball rolled out of sight continues to find them and tries to Searches for toys hidden under a reach them and look for the hidden (virtual child report) blanket, basket, or container If you hide the object in the same placeIntellectual object which supports her developing repeatedly, and then change the hiding place. Focuses eyes on small objects and skills including problem solving. Use Zohib has a strong tendency to look in the old reaches for them enticing toys to set up situation for hiding place, (Ages and Stages: A brief overview birth to 12) her to be successful; learning to do (virtual child report) things to herself support a positive Holding what Piaget calls the "first proper self concept. intelligence." Also, this stage marks the beginning of goal orientation, the deliberate planning of steps to meet an objective http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piagets_theory Cognitive development theory The Infant Years (9-12 Months) How does your baby’s physical, social/emotional and intellectual domains compare to the developmental milestones patterns? Is it typical?
Developmental Answer Prove It (give examples from your reports) Example (give examples from the book) Domain (Your original thoughts) (cite your references) (cite your references) When Zohib turns 9 months, the doctor Zohib is physically healthy. The doctor recommends Nutrition is especially important during infancy recommends her more variety of baby food, a greater variety of baby food and ground up fruits and vegetables because it is a period of rapid growth fruit and vegetables. She is crawling, pulling (virtual child report) ( A Chronological Approach, p. 144) which means she is physically healthy and Physical active; her gross and fine motor skills are enjoys crawling, pulling up to stand and advanced. She is active to find the object too. manipulating objects Toddlers were videotaped as they played with And soon she will be one year old child. (virtual child report) toys that could be manipulated with two hands, Zohibs first birthday is coming in a few days. such as a pinwheel. The 9 months-old used left (virtual child report) and right equally. ( A Chronological Approach, p. 131) Pulls self to a standing position Stands alone holding onto furniture for support Walk holding onto furniture or with adult help (Ages and Stages: A brief overview birth to 12) (virtual child report) A parent should always try to model non-aggressive behavior, especially when dealing with an aggressive When Zohib becomes upset, it is difficult to soothe She is developing bonds of love and her down. She sometimes accepts your embraces http://mightymommy.quickanddirtytips.com/dealing-with-an- Social / trust with her parents and others; it’s a and sometimes pushes you away. agressive Emotional part of social and emotional Pushes away something he does not want development. Zohib readily adapted to the new people and Expresses fear or anxiety toward strangers situations in the pediatricians office. She made Wants caregiver or parent to be in constant sight eye contact, smiled at (Ages and Stages: A brief overview birth to 12) Zohib has typical emotional reactions for her age, Infants have greater fear of strangers in unfamiliar such as fear of total strangers, separation anxiety environments and a quick, loud cry when upset or in pain ( A Chronological Approach, p. 182) Zohib seems to be as comfortable with Melody as an attachment figure as you and your partner point to something she wanted Calling dada, mama, bye bye, Shows her Says first word developmental milestones; it also Shows (virtual child report) her listening power and it’s a part of Says da-da and ma-ma language development too. At nine months old, Zohib began to understand a Likes to place objects inside one Intellectual few words and point to something she wanted. At another twelve months old, Zohib now clearly understands (Ages and Stages: A brief overview birth to 12) a couple of dozen words By 12 months
Soon after their first birthday most infants Zohib just recently pronounced her first clear word begin to talk, their first word mama and dada ( A Chronological Approach, p. 170) Zohib is able to find the object even after long delays she no longer has the problem you saw earlier of searching at the more common The Toddler Years (2 Years old) How is your child progressing based on typical toddler development? Give specific examples in the areas of Physical, Social / Emotional and Intellectual domains.Developmental Answer Prove It (give examples from the report Example (give examples from the book) Domain (Your original thoughts) (cite your references) (cite your references) moving around together to music Motor skills : coordinated movements of the muscles and limbs because she will quickly toddle off into the crowd ( A Chronological Approach, p. 125) at public places or even into the street Physical Zohib is good in all her gross motor skills, fine motor skills, motor skills, such as climbing, throwing and catching Zohib have fun in inexpensive activities like going Activities such as running throwing requiring a ball, balancing, and skipping, to the zoo, the petting farm, museums and the large-muscle groups grasping, holding, manipulating objects all these playful physical activitie park. ( A Chronological Approach, p. 125) requires muscles and limbs movements. She can walk well such as going to the zoo, farm, museums and Zohib was above average on nearly all gross park which requires lots of walking and motor skills, such as climbing, throwing and running; involve coordination of large- catching a ball, balancing, and skipping muscle. She needs lots of opportunities for physical activity, both for good health and for skill- Zohib has a tremendous drive to use her motor building. skills. As she is growing, she is having new She acts shy when looking in the mirror, uses the Acts shy around strangers emotional and behaviors shy, unsure, word "me" a lot, and wants to do things herself. Like to imitate parents guilty and many more. She is doing lots
of new things by herself as she says Imitate actions or words that she has seen or Easily frustrated Social / “me,”this new behavior is a sign of self heard days before. Can show aggressive behavior awareness. And Imitate action greatlyEmotional Zohib seemed insecure and uncertain about your (Ages and Stages: A brief overview birth to 12) expands her ability to learn new things, at this cute age.. attentions (19 months) By 2 yrs Zohib has some new emotions over the past few Emotions such as feeling guilt embarrassment, months(2yrs) pride complex emotions looking guilty when she breaks something, and ( A Chronological Approach, p. 182) embarrassment when she has a potty accident(2yrs) Unsecure attachments are observed worldwide. ( A Chronological Approach, p. 189) Zohib was not very aggressive with the other kids Zohib was generally in a positive mood during the play sessionsIntellectual She is learning, exploring, Zohib is very interested in music, and often dances Enjoys simple rhymes, and songs communicating well; sometimes in rhythm to your favorite music, and tries to clap Hums or tries to sing by 2 yrs or sing along with songs her performances are outstanding. (Ages and Stages: A brief overview birth to 12)Intellectual Her language skills are also enjoy dancing or moving around together to music. (By 18 months to 24) most infants are able to developed by singing, rhythm, and think about what is happening around. You are showing Zohib how to take care of the songs. She copies gesture and points growing number of plants you have on the sunny ( A Chronological Approach, p. 154) to the things she recognizes. She balcony of your apartment, completes simple inset puzzles; she is A period of language learning around meeting all her developmental Zohib was above age-norms for building a block ( A Chronological Approach, p. 171) milestones. tower to model such as copying shapes, coloring within the lines and solving picture puzzles. Zohib can remember recent experiences and provide simple descriptions of what happens, such as a trip to the petting zoo(2 yrs) She is communicating better.(2yrs)