Now I will explore 5 examples of how this daily routine helped shape Calvin’s development. I use the Ohio Infant and Toddler Guidelines as my reference.
Attachment (p. 22 & p. 30) - During the course of the video shoot Calvin makes eye contact with Mom (the talented camera operator) and waves. Calvin also makes eye contact while talking to me and when trying to get my attention.
Sense of Competence (p.26) - After we take off his shorts he uses the shorts to initiate a game of peek-a-boo. Calvin plays an active role in removing and putting on his clothes.
Interactions with Adults (p. 31) - Calvin helps me with the changing process several times during our interaction. Some examples include Calvin making choices about which outfit to wear or which arm to pull out first, when helps me put on his socks, and when he grabs my thumbs so I can help him up to a sitting position. This is tied closely with the Sense of Competence indicator.
Expressing Language (p. 41) - Throughout the interaction Calvin uses a variety of consonant and vowel sounds to express himself. One interesting example is when he seems to try to use the word “this” when referring to which foot he wants me to put the first sock on.
Memory (p. 49) - A few examples are when I mention “we have to get changed” Calvin begins to walk towards the stairs (although he does get distracted along the way). During the changing process he notices the socks (or possibly me saying “socks”) and raises his feet in anticipation of putting them on. He also recognizes that me sticking out my thumbs means that he can grab them and help himself sit up.