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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

Moving and handling things

You might notice that:

  • I like running, walking, jumping, hopping, skipping and moving around in lots of different ways.
  • I can go up and down stairs and steps like a grown up, using one foot per step.
  • I can carry something I like carefully downstairs, usually stopping with two feet on each step.
  • I can run around while stopping, changing direction and slowing down so that I don’t bump into things.
  • When you show me how to stand on just one foot I can copy you, just for a second, without falling over.
  • I can catch a large ball when you throw it to me.
  • I can wave my arms or ribbons to draw up-and-down lines and circles in the air.
  • I can use children’s scissors to make snips in paper.
  • I can hold my pencil near the point like a grown up, using my thumb and two fingers rather than my whole hand.
  • I can make the lines and marks that I want with a pencil.
  • When you write my name, I can copy some of the letters by myself on my piece of paper.

How you can help me learn:

  • Let me practice using children’s scissors to cut dough, cooked spaghetti or paper.
  • Make an obstacle course in the park or garden where I have to run around benches or chairs, crawl under a blanket and crawl through a cardboard box.

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