Victoria looks at treasure

Three year old Victoria is looking at a small box of treasure with another child. The practitioner supports their interests in the objects with a particular emphasis on encouraging speech and language.

Good for looking at

  • SEND – Speech and language delay
  • Communication
  • Speech
  • Language
  • Socialising
  • Object play
  • Playing and exploring

 

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Three year old Victoria is looking at a small box of treasure with another child. The practitioner supports their interests in the objects with a particular emphasis on encouraging speech and language.

What do you notice about:

  • What Victoria is interested in?
  • What she tries to communicate?
  • What Victoria is learning?
  • What the adult does to support and tune in to Victoria?
  • What effect the environment and materials have on her play?

Recognising

What did you recognise about:

  • How Victoria is learning? Did you see any evidence of the characteristics of effective learning?
  • The areas of learning and development that were covered through this activity?
  • The adult’s role – how they support Victoria’s speech and language?
  • The importance of the materials?

Responding

What would you do next?

  • How could you extend Victoria’s learning?
  • Could you encourage Victoria’s parents to do similar activities at home?
  • Did watching the clip help you notice any particular strengths or weaknesses that you might have when trying to support children’s specific needs during their play? Could you help other with something you’re good at? Or find someone to support you with an area you find difficult?
  • Could you suggest a way of using specific objects and materials to encouraging language development in your own setting?