This was the order that the activities were executed and my observation was completed by PM.
I recorded all of their actions by keeping written notes.
Child Observation Subjects: Boy-3 years old, Girl-4 years old, Mother.
Hypothesis: My hypothesis was to determine the effects of maternal presence versus absence on sibling behavior.
Then I told her that she would have to leave the room for around the same time, so that the children may interact without her presence.
I also explained that after the children were done playing together alone that she would have to come back and ask them to put their toys away.
Setting: This observation took place in the children's home.
As a playroom they used the living room because that is where all their toys are.
The big table and chairs in the room where for painting early in the visit and later for eating lunch.
The equipment in the corner had a wooden slide that one male child practice sliding down. The children had a foster grandparent in the room and the children were very attached to her since she spent most of her time communication with the children through eye contact, gestures such as smiling, rocking them and talking about the work they were preforming.