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I want to be in the bed!

Five year olds 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
 

Five year olds Max and Sam are playing a game in the playhouse. Orson wants to join in and a disagreement arrises.

Notice

  • What strategies do the children use to deal with conflict?
  • How are the children learning? Which areas of development, engagement and characteristics of learning can you observe?
  • How does the environment support the children’s learning
  • What is valuable about the materials they have available?

Reflect

What are your thoughts about:

  • How and what the children are learning? What skills are needed to resolve a conflict in this way and keep the play going?

Respond

What would you do to:

  • Encourage children to come up with their own strategies for solving conflicts? Do you allow enough time for them to come up with their own ideas?
  • Encourage calk to children about difficult things and the solutions they came up with?
  • Model conflict resolution strategies for young children and show how useful they are? Maybe this could be done during a play situation? Or with a story? With puppets?

What next:

  • Do you need to allow children to solve conflicts on their own in your setting? Do you know when to offer support and when to stand back?
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Can I play?
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Yes.
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But you can't play
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Aww
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But you can't be a monster
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or you can be a baby but not sometimes naughty
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Aww, but I want to be sometimes naughty
00:18
No, only a baby that's not sometimes naughty
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Okay?
00:24
Only, only for,
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pretend I was only naughty for a little bit
00:30
No
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Okay
00:39
All three boys want to be in the bed.
00:42
Could you get out cause I'm a bit squished?
00:45
Only one person get out
00:47
I'm not
00:48
I'm not
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I'm going to eenie meenie miney mo who's getting out
00:51
Eenie meenie miney mo, catch a fishy on the toe
00:55
if it squeals let it go, eenie meenie miney mo.
01:00
You get out. You're supposed to be- it landed on you.
01:05
I really like this bed and I haven't been on it.
01:09
I want to stay in here.
01:17
He's been in more than two.
01:20
He has.
01:21
He's been in about five.
01:26
I know what we could do.
01:27
We could take turns of each have one person be in it
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at one time taking turns.
01:35
I know! We can be one person on that.
01:38
Actually, I'll, I'll, I'll go in the chair first.
01:42
This sort of play encourages them
01:43
to manage their own behavior and emotions
01:46
and sort things out for themselves.
01:49
This could be the big boys bed
01:51
and that could be the little one's bed.