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Felicity joins in

The practitioner, Felicity, joins in with the children's physical game. Felicity is engaged, playful and doesn't take over.

Good for looking at

  • Physical play
  • Running
  • Jumping
  • Well being
  • Engaging with play

The practitioner, Felicity joins in with the children’s physical game.


  • 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?
  • In what ways does the adult support the children’s learning?
  • How does the environment support the children’s learning?


What did you recognise about:

  • The areas of learning and development that were covered through this play activity?
  • The adult’s role – how was the play supported for the individual children and the different groups?
  • The importance of the environment and the materials?


What would you do next?

  • How could you extend these kind of physical games?
  • Did watching the clip help you notice any particular strengths or weaknesses that you might have when trying to support children during their play? How could you use this? Could you support others with something you are particularly good at? Or find some one to support you with an area you find difficult?
  • Could you suggest ways of encouraging this kind of physical play your own setting?
  • Could you suggest ways of encouraging children to make up their own games with rules?