Child Development Case Study Of 3 Year Old
Cassidy is a very outgoing three-year-old little girl. She is very thoughtful and loving. Cassidy attends head start where she has numerous friends. I chose Cassidy to observe for my case study because she is my friend's niece and she is a lot of fun to watch.
Characteristics: Cassidy is 3'1'' and weighs 33 pounds. She is average size compared to the other children in her class and she has very good posture.
Motor Coordination: Cassidy has achieved many fine and gross motor skills. She is able to ride a bike with training wheels and she loved to help bathe herself. She feeds herself with a small spoon and fork. She can zip, unzip and button her coat without assistance. She draws circle and heart shapes. She is able to twist and partially braid her doll's hair.
Health: Cassidy is in pretty good health. She has not missed any days of school and has only been to the doctor's office for check-ups.
Nutrition and Food Habits: Cassidy is a picky eater. She does not finish her meals unless they are her favorites, macaroni and cheese, pizza, or french fries. She will not even finish a Chicken McNugget Happy Meal. She loves to drink milk and orange juice and to snack on peanut butter and crackers.
Rest: Cassidy goes to bed at different times due to her mother's schedule and because she likes to be the last one in bed. When she stays up late, she takes longer naps at school. She doesn't take naps later in the day too often because her mother likes to try to get her into bed at a decent time. She has one older brother who is 14 and one older sister who is 7 and she tries to stay awake with them or even try to keep them awake at night.
Physical Skills: Cassidy loves to tumble and do cheers. She says that she wants to be a cheerleader. She also likes to run and ride her scooter. Sometimes she puts on her brother's football helmet and shoulder pads and tries to hit him. She is very adventurous and there is almost