Personal, social and emotional development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.
Turn Taking and Sharing.
We have been using lots of recycled items in our outdoor area and have been sharing and taking turns.
We all made our own Treasure boxes as part of our work about Special Things. We talked about people and places that are special to us, why we are special and shared objects that are special to us.
Our outdoor area provides us with lots of opportunities to work together as a team and as individuals, designing, planning and making.
This is a great time to use all of those independence skills we have been developing. After washing our hands we collect our own trays, the pudding we have ticked on our menu is put onto the tray and we carry it to the hatch. Mrs Farley often has a chat with us and asks which vegetables we would like as she puts our chosen meal onto the tray. Finally we carry our lunch to our places where we have a nice chat with our friends. The Lunch time staff carry our dinners if we have hot liquids like soup or custard and they help us to cut up our food if we can not manage that independently. Lunch time is a really good opportunity for being independent and for looking after ourselves.
Children discover the art of sharing, turn taking and working as a team throughout their play. They learn to tollerate other children and share ideas, they find out how to work as part of a team towards a shared goal.
Our role play area provides lots of opportunity for working together and turn taking. Meet the Baker!
Each morning we help ourselves to fruit, milk or water and register with our name cards. It's a time to chat together or listen to a story or some music.