Children undergo a development process that involves a change in physical, emotional, and mental aspects. During early childhood, children depend on their parents and guardians to increase their independence. Genes inherited from parents and the activities involved during the prenatal period highly influence children’s development process. The environment around children also helps enlighten and open children’s minds, depending on exposure to activities and environmental factors. Children’s interventions, such as therapeutic and home-based practices, are necessary to guide and mentor children’s development. The development journey includes cognitive behavior, social and emotional interactions, language, and physical skills development. This paper is a character analysis report of the boy in a white shirt regarding the children’s development process.
The boy has developed emotionally, as evidenced by the lack of pride as the other boys cannot connect the plastic structures correctly. The boy does not get angry, especially when the dark child dismantles his built-up system. The white-shirt boy swallows his pride and anger to rejoin the pieces back together from scratch. Activity engagement is noticeable as the boy helps the other two select the best fits to join together. As much as the boy seems more brilliant than the rest, he does not show that by ignoring the disturbance. The boys interact calmly with no direct harassment. The white-shirt boy gets involved in a short play by reaching a structure lifted by the dark boy. Although he doesn’t play for long, he seems to relate well with the other two boys.
Physically, the boy seems strong as he tries to hold and at the same time join structures together. He has the most movements around the room, searching for structure items. He is very fast in both locomotion and joining parts of the plastics together. When the other two boys attempt to join the plastics together, they provide non-fitting objects where the white-shirt boy comfortably replaces them with fitting structures. Once he discovers that the recently added parts don’t connect right, he hurriedly substitutes them without consultation.
Observing children while playing helps an observer identify a child’s needs, evaluate potential, and recognize problems. According to Yogman et al. (2018), parents and guardians should engage children in different plays to identify their possibilities and facilitate development. The white-shirt boy seems to be optimistic about building structures and solving issues. I realized that the puzzles and structures were an easy task for the boy after watching the video. The boy needs a more challenging activity and more responsibilities. The structures seem too easy for him to join, proving that his skills and abilities require a more complex task. I would use the video as a shred of evidence to his parents to confirm that the boy’s integrity is on another level. The video proves that the boy’s childhood development process is thriving, achieving all aspects of childhood development.
In conclusion, I would advise parents, guardians, and professionals to incorporate children’s observation programs for facilitating and enhancing children’s development. Children’s observation facilitates recognizing skills and talents, presenting an excellent opportunity to grow children’s careers. Putting children in an innovative environment will boost their knowledge, experience, and exposure to the real world. Children’s development process can only be successful if parents, guardians, and professionals keep close contact with children. I would send this video to the parents of the white-shirt boy to encourage them to invest more in the child. As a professional, I will incorporate children’s observation activities to learn more about the development process. We should always keep our children active, and assign responsibilities, and tasks to identify their potential for successful future careers and the development of abilities.
Yogman, M., Garner, A., Hutchinson, J., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Golinkoff, R. M., & Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health. (2018). The power of play: A pediatric role in enhancing development in young children. Pediatrics, 142(3). Web.