Gross Motor Observation

This project provides an observational exercise for examining the gross motor activity of children. Observe two
infants, one about 6 months old and the other about 1 year old. For each infant, describe five gross motor
behaviors the infant performs while you are observing. (See your text for sample behavior to note.) Then
answer the questions that follow.
Infant 1 Infant 2
Sex___Age___ Sex___Age___
Behavior 1 ( ) Behavior 1 ( )
Behavior 2 ( ) Behavior 2 ( )
Behavior 3 ( ) Behavior 3 ( )
Behavior 4 ( ) Behavior 4 ( )
Behavior 5 ( ) Behavior 5 ( )
Questions

  1. What were the five behaviors you observed?
  2. In general how can these behaviors be characterized or described for the 6-month-old?
    For the 1-year-old?
  3. How did the infants differ in the way they performed the behaviors?
  4. From your observations of the two infants and five behaviors, what do you see as the course of development
    of gross motor behavior between 6 months and 1 year? How do your specific findings compare with the
    general descriptions reported in the text? Be specific.

Sample Solution

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