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TIger’s can’t actually skip you know! – ELGs

Sky and Anna are playing in the willow tunnel with some plants, flower petals and pots and watering cans. They start an imaginative game and others join in. There are some disagreements. A few  other children join in with the game.

Good for looking at

  • Pretend play
  • Socialising
  • Emotional development
  • Solving conflict
  • Imagination
  • Play with objects
  • Creativity
  • Creating narratives

The clip opens with a dialogue between two girls over who should pour from the watering can.  As with the previous clip, there is potential for an argument, but a solution is worked out.  As the game develops other children join in and are accepted into the role play as part of the story


  • What strategies do the children use to deal with conflict?
  • 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 they have available?


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

  • Whilst there is some good evidence here that all the children meet the ELGs, would you want to find out more about Anna before being secure in a judgement for her?
  • What did you notice as other children joined the game?
  • What does the adult do?
  • Which other Early Learning Goals are being demonstrated here?