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ERIC Number: EJ902020
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know in a Bubble
Carter, Stacy L.
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v39 n2 p40-43 Nov-Dec 2006
Observing young children at play is a very common and useful method for identifying the presence or absence of certain developmentally appropriate skills. Such observations can vary from general overviews of typical classroom activities to extensive and highly detailed data-collection systems. Although educators should use a series of comprehensive assessments to obtain an accurate estimate of developmental progress, they can obtain a great amount of information from bubble play, a very simple activity. Using bubbles while playing with very young children is a way to assess multiple components of child development that can influence a child's physical competence, behavior, and school performance. Educators can use bubble activities as part of a comprehensive assessment to estimate the developmental skill levels of young children or as part of a prereferral screening procedure for children who are approximately 3 to 6 years old. The types of skills that educators can assess by using bubbles encompass many disciplines, including the following: (1) cognitive skills; (2) social-emotional skills; (3) fine motor skills; (4) gross motor skills; and (5) self-help skills. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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