Orson’s ball gameFive year old Orson is playing in the garden at his childminder's house with three year old Tom. He wants to build a game with some tubes and a ball. How will it work?
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- COEL - Active learning, Creating and thinking critically
- Object play
- Learning outdoors
- Games with rules
- Problem solving
- Self talk
Five year old Orson is playing in the garden at his childminder’s house with three year old Tom. He wants to build a game with some tubes and a ball.
- How are the children learning? Which areas of development, engagement and characteristics of learning can you observe?
- Can you see any evidence of self-regulated learning?
- In what ways do the adults support the children’s learning?
- How does the environment support the children’s learning?
- What is valuable about the materials provided as learning resources?
What are your thoughts about:
- The way the he’s learning – what evidence did you see of effective learning?
- The areas of learning and development that were covered?
- The adult’s role – how did she support the children?
- The importance of the environment and the materials?
- What would you do next? How could you extend his learning?
- How could you encourage the child to discuss and understand what and how he is learning?
- Could you suggest a way of encouraging this kind of play in your own setting?
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