Filip rides bikes

This is Filip, he is three years old, he loves riding the bikes in the nursery garden. The adults support him to be able to engage with this physical activity. He needs a lot of adult support because of his severe epilepsy and the issues this causes for him. Find out more about Filip

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This is Filip, he is three years old, he loves riding the bikes in the nursery garden. The adults support him to be able to engage with this physical activity. He needs a lot of adult support because of his severe epilepsy and the issues this causes for him.

Notice

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

Reflect

What are your thoughts about:

  • The value of this type of physical play for Filip?
  • The value of repeating this activity again and again?
  • The level of risk Filip is supported to take?
  • The role of the adults in these interaction – how did they support Filip?

Respond

What would you do to:

  • Support Filip’s development of his physical skills?
  • Encourage other children to join Filip’s game?
  • Extend Filip’s learning – e.g. using his interests to develop his physical and social skills further?
  • Model behaviours for young children and show how useful they are?

What next:

  • Do you need to encourage more of this kind of physical play for all of the children in your setting? Do you need to make changes to make spaces accessible to all?
  • Do you know enough about the value of allowing children take risks? How do you manage this in your setting? Find out more about the value of risky play

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