In your own words, explain why observation is an essential tool of child guidance..
- Think about what you have learned about the authoritative style of caregiving. Then write a short scenario or script that demonstrates this style by depicting an early childhood professional interacting with a preschooler or a group of preschoolers. Designate where the professional is demonstrating responsiveness and where the professional is demonstrating demandingness.
- Put yourself in the role of a preschool teacher. One of the parents of a child in your class has become extremely frustrated with her child’s ability to pay attention. Based on what you have learned about perception in early childhood (pp. 65-71 in the course text), summarize what you would say to help the parent better understand her child.
- In your own words, explain why observation is an essential tool of child guidance. Use the readings and video programs to support your response.