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Helping my friend

Three year old Ralph asks for help to find his friends stick. The practitioner supports him as he tries to help his friend. Practitioner supports the emotions of the two friends.

Good for looking at

  • Social development
  • Emotional development
  • Friendship
  • Effective practitioner support
  • Forest nursery/kindergarten
  • Nature pedagogy

Three year old Ralph asks for help to find his friends stick. The practitioner helps to support him to help his friend


  • 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 did you recognise about:

  • The way the children are learning – what evidence did you see of the children creating and thinking critically?
  • The areas of learning and development that were covered?
  • The adult’s role – how did he support the children?
  • The importance of the environment?


  • How would you have responded in this situation?
  • What would you do next? How could you encourage the children to discuss and understand what and how they have learned?
  • Did watching the clip help you notice any particular strengths or weaknesses that you might have when trying to support children’s emotional development? 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?