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I want to be in the bed! – ELGs

Max and Sam are playing a game in the playhouse. Orson wants to join in, a disagreement arrises and they need to work out a solution.

Good for looking at

  • Social development
  • Emotional development
  • Pretend play
  • Conflict resolution
  • Friendships

There are three children in this clip and they are all vying for a particular space.


  • how their conversation develops into a negotiation and the strategies that are used
  • how the situation nearly gets out of hand, but they resolve it, and how the child trying on the white dress doesn’t unduly bother them despite the close proximity
  • that there is no adult involvement in this clip


Refer back to the ELGs for Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • All three children demonstrate that they are within the ELGs by the way that they work out the situation in order that they can play co-operatively. How do they do it?  Are they all involved?
  • What skills have they learnt that they put to good use?
  • Which other Early Learning Goals are being demonstrated here?