Recording your observations is just part of the battle. You can record a variety of amazing observations of your children, but if they just sit on the shelf they're not actually helping you. It's also important to make sense of them. Here are some questions to ask yourself to make sense of your observations:
- What have I learned about the child that I didn’t know before review and reflection?
- What are the child’s interests?
- What are the child’s strengths?
- What areas of the child’s development can be better supported?
- What more do I need to learn about the child?
- Where can I observe the child to answer my questions?
- What activities can I observe to help me learn more about the child?
- What documentation can I collect to help me learn more about the child?
- How does the child demonstrate learning?
- What progress has the child demonstrated over time?