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Types of play – co-operative – physical

Two three/four year olds are playing outside in the nursery garden on the fixed equipment. They are balancing from one log to the next helping each other to manage a difficult task.

Good for looking at

  • Types of play - co-operative
  • Physical play
  • Physical development
  • Characteristics of effective learning - active learning
  • Socialising


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