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 friendâ€™s niece and she is a lot of fun to watch.
Characteristics: Cassidy is 3â€™1â€™â€™ 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 dollâ€™s hair.
Health: Cassidy is in pretty good health. She has not missed any days of school and has only been to the doctorâ€™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 motherâ€™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 doesnâ€™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 brotherâ€™s football helmet and shoulder pads and tries to hit him