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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

Managing behaviour

You might notice that:

  • I know when I’m feeling sad or cross. I understand that if I shout or say unkind things I might make my friends sad or worried too.
  • I know that sometimes my friends will want to have the toys I’m playing with and need a grown up to help me share these with them.
  • I am beginning to understand that when you are busy I can’t always have everything I want, when I want it.
  • I know that sometimes I can’t do things I want to do – like jumping up and down on your friend’s sofa with my muddy boots on!

How you can help me learn:

  • Let me dress up and pretend to be a nurse, doctor, firefighter, mum or dad.
  • Explain to me why I can’t do things like run around the supermarket.

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