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Module 4: Observing and Recording Children's Behavior
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Appropriate Observation and Recording Practices

Instructions: Below are examples of what a family child care provider wrote about children. Decide if each observation and recording practice is appropriate or inappropriate. Check your answers at the bottom of the page.

Please answer the questions below by clicking on the small circle (button) next to the answer you think is best. If you can't answer a question, just go on to the next one. When you have finished, choose Check Answers at the bottom of the page to see your score.

1. Juan grabbed the baby doll away from Lila. Juan is very bossy and doesn't like to share.


2. Rayna played in the block area by herself for 10 minutes. First, she built a tall building. Then, she placed plastic farm animals on the top of the building.


3. Tanya worked with markers at the art table. She must be sad because she only used dark colors.


4. Kareem is sitting on the beanbag chair in the library area. He is telling a story while he turns the pages of a book.


5. Shannon takes all of the cookies during snack time. I don't think that her mother is giving her enough breakfast before she comes to the program.


6. Isaac is trying to hang his coat up in the cubby. He throws it on the floor in front of his cubby because he has difficulty reaching the hook.


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