Child Observation Report: Total Points 5% Community Observations: Sporting Event (2 hours)-Assignment #1 Due: February 29, 2016
Each assignment will include your handwritten field notes
Attend a sporting event where children will be present. This can be a Miami University event, community program, elementary/high school event, etc. Be sure to choose an event that is scheduled during a time when children would be in attendance. Make sure to sit in an area where you can observe the child’s interactions (i.e., not the student section). Relate what you observe in the field to the information learned in class and your text book.
Summarize the following information about what you observed. The paper should be one and a half to two pages word-processed typed 12 point font and double spaced:
Provide a brief description of the event and child(ten) you observed including approximate age, gender, race, and physical characteristics.
Provide descriptions of the child(ten) engagement in the event. Were they paying attention? Were they occupied with other activities? Did they understand the concepts of what was happening? How does that fit into their cognitive development?
Given many of these events outlast a child’s attention span, describe how well the children regulated their emotions (assuming they were bored or not into the game). If they were into the game, how did they handle watching their team do well and do poorly?
Provide a brief description of what kind of supervision the parents/guardians provided.For instance:
Were the parents attentive to the child(ten) needs? Did they ignore them? Were they proactive in keeping them occupied? Did they just buy them snacks to keep them quiet?