Evan sings action song

Two year old Evan is sitting with the practitioner. They’re thinking about what to do next. Evan has an idea an starts a song.

Good for looking at

  • Expressive arts and design
  • Communication and language
  • Songs and rhymes
  • Action songs
  • Physical development
  • Well-being

 

Two year old Evan is sitting with the practitioner. They’re thinking about what to do next. Evan has an idea an starts a song.

Notice

  • How do we know how involved Evan is in this activity?  Be specific, look out for body language, facial expressions, actions, gestures.
  • Which development areas, characteristics of learning are evident?
  • In what ways does the adult support Evan’s learning?

Reflect

What are your thoughts about:

  • What and how was Evan learning?
  • What communication skills did he use to be understood?
  • The role of the adult in this interaction – how did she support Evan?
  • The value of this type of relaxed time for Evan to come up with his own ideas?

Respond

What would you do to:

  • Support Evan’s development of his own ideas of what to do?
  • Encourage Evan’s love of songs and rhymes further?
  • Model a love of singing and music for Evan?
  • How did the environment support this interaction between Evan and Laura?

What next:

  • Do you need to encourage more of this kind of relaxed time for the children in your setting? Does your environment provide children places to snuggle and relax?