Building a lego model

Five year old boy builds a lego model on the floor in the classroom. It is a self chosen activity with his own ideas. He perseveres and continues with his model with out getting distracted by the busy classroom activity.

Good for looking at

  • Object play
  • Model making
  • Fine motor play
  • Characteristics of effective learning - having ideas, being involved and concentrating
  • Self-regulation


  • What cues can you see that show what the child is interested in? (Look out for non-verbal and body language as well as spoken language)
  • How the child is learning?
  • Which areas of play, development, engagement and characteristics of learning can you observe?
  • How do the materials provided as support the child’s learning?