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‘Tuning in’ – clip 5

Niaz and Nicola are sitting at the picnic bench in the nursery garden. Niaz looks upset. What is wrong?

Good for looking at

  • Tuning in
  • Attunement
  • Adult responses
  • Children communicating needs

Tuning in’ is a skill that can be practised and improved.


  • What do you think Niaz needs?
  • How does he communicating this need?
  • How effectively does the adult respond?


What are your thoughts about:

  • What the Niaz wanted?
  • How you thought he communicated this need?
  • How effectively you thought the adult responded?