Development templates (preschool and school age years)
The Preschool Years (3 Years Old) Discuss how your child is developing in the areas of physical, social/emotional and intellectual developmental domains.Developmental Answer Examples from your virtual child Examples from text or other sources Domain (Your original thoughts) (cite your references) (cite your references) • Brooke is physically • Brooke’s gross motor skills are • Children can throw a ball over their head, try developed for her age and above average. She’s good at to catch a large ball, kick a ball forward, pedal a enjoys doing physical climbing, riding tricycles, kicking tricycle and climb up and down a small slide by Physical activities balls and playing catch (my virtual them self (Ages and stages: a Brief Overview, child reports) p. 11) • Brooke is still shy in social • Based on her formal assessment, • Children are generally friendly and helpful. situations and clingy. She Brooke was co-operative and They want the approval of loved adults. They is co- operative friendly but somewhat anxious in may also have imaginary fears and anxiety Social / new social situations (www.child-development-guide.com) Emotional • She was also a bit clingy with the teachers (my virtual child reports) • Brooke is able to tell • In her assessment, she scored • Preschoolers can say short sentences, have a stories and read out loud average in language comprehension. vocabulary of about 900 words, show great • She was also average in counting growth in communication, tell simple stories Intellectual skills and classifying objects and understand basic concepts like size, • She was also average in solving numbers and time picture puzzles and building block (www.healthofchildren.com) towers to match one made by the examiner (my virtual child reports)
The Preschool Years (4 Years Old) Discuss how your child is developing in the areas of physical, social/emotional and intellectual developmental domains.Developmental Answer Examples from the virtual child Examples from text or other sources Domain (Your original thoughts) (cite your references) (cite your references) • Brooke is still above • No mention of any physical traits • Children can dress themselves without much average in physical help, feed themselves, brush their teeth and activities comb their hair Physical • They can jump over objects that are 5-6 inches high, and catch, bounce and throw a ball easily (Ages & Stages, p. 14) • Still a bit clingy and shy • Brooke misbehaves in fast food • Children of this age plays with groups of with new people. restaurants children, have one particular friend and are Sometimes acts out • She has small difficulties with capable of being very sociable. They turn to Social / practice kindergarten activities adults for comfort when under stress ( Ages & Emotional • She was initially shy Stages, p.14) • She made several little friends. • Became nervous and dependent on the teachers when mild stress occurred (my virtual child reports) • Brooke continues to • She can read a few short words, • At age 4, children can use complete sentences, perform at well with write her name and name most of have a 1500 word vocabulary, ask questions reading and speaking the letters on sight and learn to generalize Intellectual • She can provide an antonym or • They should have an attention span of at least synonym for a word 20 minutes (www.healthofchildren.com) • She has age appropriate skills in counting and understanding quantitative relationships (my virtual child reports)
The Preschool Years (5 Years Old) Discuss how your child is developing in the areas of physical, social/emotional and intellectual developmental domains.Developmental Answer Examples from the virtual child Examples from the text or other sources Domain (Your original thoughts) (cite your references) (cite your references) • Brooke continues to enjoy • Brooke enjoyed playing games like • Five year olds can throw ball overhead, catch/ games pin tail on the donkey, scavenger bounce ball, use fork/ knife well, cut on line hunt and treasure hunt on her with scissors and walk down the stairs without Physical birthday (my virtual child reports) using a handrail (Ages & Stages, p.17) • Brooke enjoys playing with • Brooke had a good time at her • Children are usually friendly, willing to talk to friends birthday party with her friends (my anyone and able to be polite. They enjoy co- virtual child reports) operative group play but still needs an adult to Social / referee (www.child-development-guide.com) Emotional • Brooke continues to learn • There’s nothing in my virtual child to • At age five, should be able to tell long stories, an average pace indicate intelligence development read their own name, count to ten, ask the for age five (my virtual child meaning of words, know colours and begin to Intellectual reports) know the difference between fact and fiction (Ages & Stages, p.17)
The School Age Years (6-8 Years Old) How is your child developing in the areas of development?Developmental Answer Examples from the virtual child Examples from the text Domain (Your original thoughts) (cite your references) (cite your references) • Brooke takes interest in • Brooke enjoys singing and can play • Children between the ages 6-8, have a good music and dance songs by ear on the portable sense of balance and enjoy testing muscle keyboard strength and skills (Ages & Stages, p.18) Physical • She also enjoys dancing and gymnastics (my virtual child reports) • Brooke is more • On her first grade report card it • At 6-8 years old, children become more comfortable with groups stated that Brooke consistently independent and are sociable. They are but still gets upset once in works co- operatively in groups, generally self confident and friendly. They are Social / while respects rights and possessions of able to co- operate in sophisticated ways with Emotional others and demonstrates adults and children (www.child- appropriate peer social interaction developement-guide.com) (my virtual child reports) • Brooke is developing • Brooke’s memory is getting better • Children ages 6-8 have increased problem intellectually average for • On her report, Brooke was average solving ability, have longer attention spans, her age but in some cases in vocabulary and comprehension learn the difference between left and right and Intellectual above average • Her score on math concepts and can understand time and days of the week visual- spatial ability were above (Ages & Stages, p.18 average (my virtual child reports)
The School Age Years (9-11 Years Old) How is your child developing in the areas of development?Developmental Answer Examples from your virtual child Examples from the text Domain (Your original thoughts) (cite your references) (cite your references) • Brooke continues her • Brooke is really advancing in dance. • Between ages 9-11, children increase body physical activities • She wants to ride her bike to school strength and hand dexterity and improve and likes to play basketball with coordination and reaction time Physical friends (my virtual child reports) • Girls are generally as much as two years ahead of boys in physically maturity (Ages & Stages, p.20) • Brooke becomes more • Brooke is hanging out with different • Children ages 9-11 may defy adult authority moody but still is socially friends at school and her teacher and become more interested in peers of the co- operative has commented that her classroom opposite sex. It is important for them to gain Social / behavior has become problematic social acceptance (Ages & Stages, p.20) Emotional • Brooke is also concerned with her appearance (my virtual child reports) • Brooke continues to learn • Her fifth grade report card says she’s • In the ages 9-11, children become interested in at the appropriate level for strong in reading, music and reading fictional stories and magazines. Some her age spelling. Her writing, speaking, develop special interests in hobbies. They are Intellectual listening, all areas of math and art also capable of understanding concepts are appropriate (my virtual child without having direct hands on experience reports) (Ages & Stages, p.20)
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