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Pouring sand

Almost two year old concentrates on watching the sand pouring out of his container. The practitioner watches quietly, observing his interest and fascination.

Good for looking at

  • Engagement
  • Involvement
  • Curiosity
  • Schemas
  • Effective adult support


  • What cues can you see that show what the child are interested in? (Look out for non-verbal and body language as well as spoken language)
  • How are is child learning?
  • Which areas of development, engagement and characteristics of learning can you observe?
  • In what ways does the adult support the children’s learning?
  • How do the materials support the children’s learning?