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Jumping and counting

A group of two year olds are playing a game with the practitioner of jumping over some logs. This inspires them to count to big numbers.

Good for looking at

  • Maths
  • Counting
  • Physical play
  • Physical development
  • Socialising

A group of two year olds are playing a game with the practitioner of jumping over some logs. This inspires them to count.

Notice

  • How are the children learning? Which areas of development, engagement and characteristics of learning can you observe?
  • In what ways does the adult support the children’s learning?
  • How do the environment and materials support the children’s learning?

Recognising

What did you recognise about:

  • How the children were communicating with each other?
  • What were the children interested in?
  • What did the children understand?
  • The adult’s role – how did she support the group game?

Responding

What would you do next?

  • How could you support the children’s physical skills?
  • How could you encourage their interest in big numbers?
  • Did watching the clip help you notice any particular strengths or weaknesses that you might have when trying to support children during their play? 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?
  • Could you suggest a way of encouraging this kind of play in your own setting?

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