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Conversation with peers

Observe several scenarios throughout the day that occur during play with two 2 year olds at an outdoor, EY setting. Observe how conflict arises and negotiation is needed.

Good for looking at:

  • Social and emotional development
  • Conflict and negotiation
  • Self regulation
  • Friendships
  • Communication
  • Speech and language development


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