Infant Observation Report

You will need to observe a child of a family member if possible (where you are not exposing yourself 

to COVID) or watch one of the videos to complete your observation. The observation will be for the 

developmental period infancy (6mo. to 24 months). During the video or in person observation 

complete your running record that is listed in the module. You want to make sure your obsrvation 

focuses on just what you see. You should not include any opinion. Make sure to write down what 

you see, hear…not what you think.

For the observational report, you will spend a half hour to hour observing a child or watching a video. 

You need to make sure you address all of the developmental domains (biosocial, psychosocial and 

cognitive). If you don’t get enough information from one video you may need to watch two. During

your observation, you will complete a running record located in the module and in this description 

at the end. Remember that you just write what you observe in your running record, no judgments

should be made.

For example: You see a child crying and throwing a toy after not being able to open it. 

Judgement Statement: The child was angry and frustrated because they could not open the toy. 

Observation Statement: After attempting to open a toy, the child scrunched their face, started to cry 

and throw the toy.

The judgment statement draws conclusions, while the observation statement simply describes what is 

being seen. Your running record should only have observation statements. 

Running record notes should be written every 5 minutes or as child moves, changes activities, adding 

details you want to capture for your written paper. From these notes (anecdotal/running record) and 

your interpretation of observations, you will prepare a written report. Your written paper will be based 

on facts not opinions/feelings that you might have. You will lose points if you do not cite the textbook in 

your paper. You should use chapters 5, 6, and 7 to integrate the theory and empirical

knowledge. Your report should be three typed, double-spaced pages in length, and address 

the following-> ( see in attached files )

REMEMBER ONLY USE THE TEXTBOOK I PROVIDED A PICTURE OF IN FILES, 

Infant Observation Report

You will need to observe a child of a family member if possible (where you are not exposing yourself 

to COVID) or watch one of the videos to complete your observation. The observation will be for the 

developmental period infancy (6mo. to 24 months). During the video or in person observation 

complete your running record that is listed in the module. You want to make sure your obsrvation 

focuses on just what you see. You should not include any opinion. Make sure to write down what 

you see, hear…not what you think.

For the observational report, you will spend a half hour to hour observing a child or watching a video. 

You need to make sure you address all of the developmental domains (biosocial, psychosocial and 

cognitive). If you don’t get enough information from one video you may need to watch two. During

your observation, you will complete a running record located in the module and in this description 

at the end. Remember that you just write what you observe in your running record, no judgments

should be made.

For example: You see a child crying and throwing a toy after not being able to open it. 

Judgement Statement: The child was angry and frustrated because they could not open the toy. 

Observation Statement: After attempting to open a toy, the child scrunched their face, started to cry 

and throw the toy.

The judgment statement draws conclusions, while the observation statement simply describes what is 

being seen. Your running record should only have observation statements. 

Running record notes should be written every 5 minutes or as child moves, changes activities, adding 

details you want to capture for your written paper. From these notes (anecdotal/running record) and 

your interpretation of observations, you will prepare a written report. Your written paper will be based 

on facts not opinions/feelings that you might have. You will lose points if you do not cite the textbook in 

your paper. You should use chapters 5, 6, and 7 to integrate the theory and empirical

knowledge. Your report should be three typed, double-spaced pages in length, and address 

the following-> ( see in attached files )

REMEMBER ONLY USE THE TEXTBOOK I PROVIDED A PICTURE OF IN FILES,