Please follow the assignment requirements. Don’t use the child’s real name. Also, for development continuum you can search up the definition you don’t need to check the textbook. Lastly, you can use google and cite the websites you used MLA format, Professional references.

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Detailed Format for this observation Infant Motor Development Assignment Psy 211- Child Psychology Marcia Kiraly, Instructor Maximum 50 points See below details in yellow highlights and bolded instructions. For this assignment, you are to observe the motor development of three infants (newborn to 18 months of age). Observe each infant for a minimum of 30 minutes each. The infants must NOT be your own baby. Observe a friend’s, relative’s, or close acquaintance’s infant. The goals for this assignment are:  To begin developing professional observation skills  To become familiar with the milestones of infant motor development  To understand the developmental norms and individual differences as they relate to infant motor development  To recognize, record and analyze their gross and fine motor skills. Some examples of gross motor skills to look for: head lifting, rolling over, sitting up with assistance, sitting up without assistance, crawling, cruising, standing alone, walking alone, and/or running. Some examples of fine motor skills to look for: reaching/grasping (palmar scoop/pincher grasp), holding objects in mouth, feeding self, or shaking a toy (such as a rattle). Using the format below, note not only what skills were present, but also how the infant demonstrated these skills. (For example: how he/she moved his/her limbs and body – “firmly grasped chew toys,” or “crawling slowly, pulling the right leg forward, followed by the left,” or “sucking vigorously on a pacifier. 1 The Assignment Paragraph #1 (page 1) INTRODUCTION: Put header on each page of observation:  Student’s Name  Title of the Assignment Include the following information for each infant observed. This should be written in paragraph form.  Date of the Observation  Name of the Adult in Charge of the Infant  Setting Where Infant Was Observed  Number of Adults and other children present during observation  Beginning and Ending Time of Observation After you have described the above details of each infant, begin with Infant A, then B, then C in the Body of Observation. Paragraph #2, #3, #4 (page 2 & page 3) BODY OF OBSERVATION: A. For this section, you will summarize and analyze your observations of three infants. First, write about each infant in separate paragraphs. Infant #1 Gender: Age: List gross motor skills observed. List fine motor skills observed. Describe (in paragraph form) the gross and fine motor skills that you observed. (How and what setting did the infant demonstrate these skills?) Infant #2 Gender: Age: List the gross motor skills observed. List the fine motor skills observed. Describe (in paragraph form) the gross and fine motor skills that you observed. (How and what setting did the infant demonstrate these skills?) Infant #3 Gender: Age: List the gross motor skills observed. List the fine motor skills observed. Describe (in paragraph form) the gross and fine motor skills that you observed. (How and what setting did the infant demonstrate these skills?) 2 Paragraph #5 – #6 or #7 (page 4-6) This section can be formatted into several paragraphs depending upon your writing detail. B. Then respond to these questions ~ (in paragraph form)  In this section, compare and contrast the infants 1. Note where each infant seems to fit on the development continuum in the textbook- (Ch. 5, p.106 & Ch. 6, p.148). 2. What conclusions can you draw about developmental norms vs. individual differences in infant motor development? 3. What precautions should you keep in mind when analyzing motor development? Use pertinent information form textbook, classroom discussions, and videos to guide your thinking. Paragraph #7 or #8 (page 7) CONCLUSION: 1. Reflect on what you have learned about infant motor development. Offer specific ideas (think in terms of what you did not know before doing this observation), and its significance for you general understanding of this area of development. 2. Why would an understanding of development be important for any parent and/or professional who works with children of the early childhood age? ASSESSING THE ASSIGNMENT:  This assignment is worth 50 points o Formatting requirements: 4-7 pages/2400-3000 words; 1.5 line spacing; size 12 font.  Points are earned on the following criteria:  Understanding of the required concepts and application of relevant course/text material.  Adherence to assignment directions.  Writing level, organization and structure, spelling, and grammar.  Cite at least 3 (three) references (textbook, classroom notes, videos, internet, periodicals)  Include a reference page at the end of the paper- APA citing required. Reference page IS NOT included in page number/word count requirement.  See rubric on website. 3

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