Learning to use scissorsFour year old Layla-Rose has drawn a picture and wants to cut it out. She's finding using the scissors difficult and needs some support.
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- COEL - Active learning
- Practical skills
- Tool use
- Fine motor development
- Effective practice/pedagogy
Four year old Layla-Rose has drawn a picture and wants to cut it out. She’s finding using the scissors difficult and needs some support.
- How is Layla Rose learning? Which areas of development, engagement and characteristics of learning can you observe?
- In what ways does the adult support Layla Rose’s learning?
- What is valuable about the materials provided?
What are your thoughts about:
- How Layla-Rose was communicating?
- The characteristics of effective learning that Layla-Rose was using to complete a difficult new task?
- Layla-Rose’s level of motivation to persevere with her task?
- The role of the adult in this interaction – how did she support Layla-Rose?
- How effective the environment and materials were?
What would you do to:
- Support Layla-Rose’s effective learning strategies?
- Encourage Layla-Rose to talk about how she is learning?
- Model behaviours for young children and show how useful they are?
- Do you need to encourage more of this kind of creative exploration in your setting? How can you make sure the activity is safe enough if children are using sharp tools?