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