This video requires a membership to the Siren Clip Library. Please log in if you are a member or purchase a subscription.

Seth gives a friend a ride

Four year old friends Seth and Davide are playing on the bike. Seth is giving Davide a lift but he’s heavy on the uneven ground. How can he get over the bumps?

Good for looking at

  • COEL – Active learning, keeping on trying
  • Physical play
  • Physical development
  • Friendships
  • Socialising
  • Learning outdoors

Four year old friends Seth and Davide are playing on the bike. Seth is giving Davide a lift but he’s heavy on the uneven ground. How can he get over the bumps?

Notice

  • 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 equipment provided?

Reflect

What are your thoughts about:

  • How Seth is learning?
  • How the friendship between Seth and Davide supports their learning?
  • The role of the environment in enabling this learning?
  • The value of this type of physical play for supporting self-regulated learning?

Respond

What would you do to:

  • Support Seth’s understanding of what he has learned?
  • Encourage the boys to take turns so that Davide is active in this play?
  • Extend their learning – e.g. supplying other physical challenges that they can do together?
  • Model behaviours for young children and show how useful they are? Talking out loud about how your working through a physical challenge while you’re doing it.

What next:

  • Do you need to encourage more of this kind of physical play for the children in your setting?