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Managing behaviour

You might notice that: I like to see grown ups’ faces…

0-6 mths 6-12 mths

Self confidence and self awareness

You might notice that: I laugh and gurgle to tell you…

6-12 mths

Making relationships

You might notice that: I like to be with other babies…

0-6 mths

Self confidence

You might notice that: I choose the toys I want to…

3-4 yrs

Behaviour

You might notice that: I will go to a grown up…

12-18 mths

Making relationships

You might notice that: I can use noises, words, pointing or…

12-18 mths

Relationships and self confidence

You might notice that: I watch what other children are doing…

2-3 yrs

Behaviour

You might notice that: I will look worried if I hear…

18-24 mths

Self confidence and self awareness

You might notice that: I can go and play with new…

18-24 mths

Making relationships

You might notice that: I like to play next to other…

18-24 mths

Making relationships

You might notice that: I can play in a group with…

3-4 yrs

Shapes and measuring

You might notice that: I can point to shapes and patterns…

2-3 yrs

Behaviour

You might notice that: I will go to a grown up…

2-3 yrs

Personal development

You might notice that: I like to chat with my friends…

4-5 yrs

Managing behaviour

You might notice that: I know when I’m feeling sad or…

3-4 yrs

Building resilience in young children

Some children might find coping with change a bit frightening, feel…

2-3 yrs 3-4 yrs 4-5 yrs
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Being imaginative

You might notice that:

  • I am beginning to like some things more than others. Sometimes I might like painting and drawing more than dancing or singing.
  • I move around in different ways when I’m happy or excited, and sometimes I dance and jump up and down when I hear music.
  • I sing to myself and change the words of songs I know. I know how to make up my own songs and rhythms as well.
  • I notice the things that you do, like cooking and cleaning, and I pretend I’m doing them too.
  • When something special has happened to me, I pretend play it happening – like feeding the new baby or having my first swimming lesson.
  • When I’m playing with my toys I make up stories like superheroes rescuing people from a building, or animals eating grass.
  • I pretend ordinary things are something else, like a spoon is a fire hose and my bricks are fish fingers and chips!
  • When we have done something exciting I like to draw or paint a picture or make up a dance or song/rhyme about it.

How you can help me learn:

  • Help me to use my toys to make up a story.
  • Give me pieces of material to make a cape, or a big cardboard box to make a spaceship when I’m pretending to be somebody else or going on an adventure.

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