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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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Moving and handling things

You might notice that:

  • I like to move in different ways, like running, skipping, hopping, jumping or rolling.
  • I can jump off a step and land on the floor on two feet.
  • When I am playing chasing or racing games I can slow down or change the way I am going to stop myself from bumping into my friends or things.
  • I can move on my feet, back and tummy to get over, under, along or through tunnels, climbing frames and steps.
  • I can push, pat, throw, catch or kick things like a large ball, a balloon or piece of fabric.
  • I can use scissors to cut paper, or use cutters to make shapes from dough.
  • I can use different things like scissors, paintbrushes, pens, hammers or bricks to make the things I want.
  • I choose to use either my left hand or my right hand more to hold things like a pen, pencil, paintbrush or scissors.
  • When I use a pen, pencil or paintbrush I am beginning to be able to make anti-clockwise circles, as well as lines that go up and down or down and up.
  • I write letters that you can begin to recognise. The letters I write are often a mixture of capital and lower case letters.
  • I can hold a pen or pencil and use it to write letters that you can recognise. When I am writing letters I will usually start and finish in the right place.

How you can help me learn:

  • Play games with me like football, basketball or throwing balls into bowls or boxes.
  • Get me to thread plastic bottle tops with holes onto string or shoe laces.

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