Mia’s numbers gameMia and Niave are playing schools. They've made up a numbers game and take turns playing it. They write a series of numbers on the white board.
Good for looking at
- Writing numbers
- Games with rules
Mia and Niave are playing schools. They’ve made up a numbers game and take turns playing it. They write a series of numbers on the white board.
- What cues can you see that show what the children are interested in? (Look out for non-verbal and body language as well as spoken language)
- 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 provided?
What are your thoughts about:
- How the children are learning from each other?
- How involved the children are in their free play?
- How and what are they learning?
- The value of this type of games with rules play for the children?
What would you do to:
- Encourage the children’s game? Could you find out about the rules and get them to explain it to you? Could you join in?
- Support Mia’s understanding of the marks she is making?
- Extend the children’s learning – e.g. supplying other games that support mathematical mark making?
- Do you give the children in your setting enough time to come up with and then play with their own ideas?