Conflict over chalkTwo three year olds have been playing with chalk. They disagree about who's turn it is. The practitioner helps them to sort it out.
Good for looking at
- Social development
- Emotional development
- Conflict resolution
- Turn taking
- Maths - time
Two three year olds have been playing with chalk. They disagree about who’s turn it is. The practitioner helps them to sort it out.
- How are the children learning? Which areas of development, engagement and characteristics of learning can you observe?
- In what way is the adult supporting the children’s learning?
- How does the environment support the children’s learning?
What are your thoughts about:
- How and what the children are learning?
- The role of the adult in this interaction – how did she support the children?
What would you do to:
- Encourage children to come up with their own strategies for solving conflicts? Do you allow enough time for them to come up with their own ideas?
- Encourage calk to children about difficult things and the solutions they came up with?
- Model conflict resolution strategies for young children and show how useful they are? Maybe this could be done during a play situation? Or with a story? With puppets?
- Do you need to allow children to solve conflicts on their own in your setting? Do you know when to offer support and when to stand back?