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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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Milestones

Reading

You might notice that:

  • I like singing nursery rhymes and songs.
  • I can join in with rhymes, and recognise when words start the same way – like ‘big boat’ and ‘tall tower’.
  • I can clap my hands to match words patterns, such as two claps for ‘he-llo’.
  • I can listen and join in when we sing rhymes and read books.
  • I know that stories have beginnings and endings, and sometimes I guess how the story will end or what happens next.
  • I can listen to longer stories and talk about them.
  • I can talk about the places and people in stories, and about the important things that are happening.
  • I like to look at the pictures and words in books, and can show you the same same words when we go out.
  • I can recognise my own name, and words that are special to me, like “mummy”, “daddy”, or the names of my favourite shops and foods.
  • I hold the book the right way up and turn the pages carefully when I look at it on my own.
  • I know that books can tell me things, like the names of cars I am interested in.
  • I know that the words in the book tell me things, and I know and where the words start on the page.

How you can help me learn:

  • Read signs to me when we are out and about.
  • Let me read and share my books with you.
  • Let me choose my own books when we go to the library.
  • Set up a pretend shop where I can read the labels on the packets and boxes.
  • Read a recipe to me as we’re making dough.
  • Borrow a story sack from nursery for us to investigate, read, and make up stories.

 

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