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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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Using art and imagination

You might notice that:

  • I will jump, bounce or swing my arms when I hear music or songs that I like.
  • I will join in with the words and actions I know when you sing my favourite songs.
  • I can use chunky pens or crayons to make lines that go up and down and round and round.
  • I am starting to make different sounds when I make music from everyday things like spoons, pots or plastic bowls – I might play fast, quietly or loudly.
  • I can use my hands to make marks in paint or mud, and might make sounds at the same time, like “weeee!”
  • I can pretend that a toy or thing is something else, such as pretending that my teddy is a baby.

Development clues:

  • Toddlers need to explore lots of different things to find out what they can do with them.

How you can help me learn:

  • Give me a big piece of paper or shower curtain on the floor to see what marks I can make with a paint brush, my hands or my feet.
  • Give me ribbons or scarves to hold as I dance to music.
  • Give me an old telephone so that I can pretend to phone you.
  • Give me a bowl of soapy water so that I can wash my baby doll.

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