Playing chess – ELGs

Two boys are playing a game with a set of chess pieces. Ranvir - the boy on the left - has devised the game.

Good for looking at

  • Social development
  • Self-regulation
  • Creativity
  • Understanding the world
  • Games with rules

The children are playing a game that has been devised by the player on the left – Ranvir.


  • how both children manage themselves within the game
  • how the adult interacts with them
  • how the practice and provision underpin the goals for PSED


Refer back to the ELGs for Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Each of the boys is within the ELGs. How do you know?
  • How does the environment support the children to demonstrate their skills?
  • What has the adult in the clip enabled?
  • Which other Early Learning Goals are being demonstrated here?