Khloe and the trampoline

Two year old Khloe enjoys spending time outdoors at the nursery exploring her physical skills. She has a hearing impairment and has recently had cochlea implants put in both ears.

Good for looking at

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  • Outdoors
  • Physical development
  • Socialising

 

Two year old Khloe enjoys spending time outdoors at the nursery exploring her physical skills. She has a hearing impairment and has recently had cochlea implants put in both ears.

Notice

  • What cues can you see that show what Khloe is interested in? (Look out for non-verbal, gestures and body language)
  • How is Khloe learning? Which areas of development, engagement and characteristics of learning can you observe?
  • In what ways does the adult support Khloe’s communication?
  • How does the environment support Khloe’s learning?

Reflect

What are your thoughts about:

  • The value of this type of physical play for Khloe?
  • Khloe’s level of development?
  • How Khloe was trying to communicate?
  • The role of the adult in this interaction – how did she support Khloe?

Respond

What would you do to:

  • Support Khloe’s communication development?
  • Encourage other children to join Khloe’s game?
  • Extend Khloe’s learning – e.g. encouraging the two girls to continue playing together?

What next:

  • Can all of the children in your setting access the outdoors and have space to develop their physical skills fully?
  • Could you help children to understand other children’s specific needs with communication?