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Language and Communication Able to play simple action games and respond to greetings  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


Plays simple action game with an adult; child greets (and says bye to) familiar adults; child sits in a small group for story time.

Early years skill:Making Relationships
Early years typical range:8-20m
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum skill:PSHE and Citizenship
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum level:P4
TAP skill:Social Skills
TAP level:TAP24
Section:Early Years (0-5yrs) info; Primary (5-11yrs) info

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Activity/strategy name and materials required How to do the activity Key principles for doing the activity and comments
Playing action games

Action toys

Action nursery rhymes

1. Use any toy which you need to post or press a key or push a part to make something happen e.g. rolling marbles down a kitchen roll holder, catching fish with a magnet and putting into a pond, press a button and the toy pops up. Set the toy up and take turns to have a go.

2. Play round and round the garden type games. Start the game and pause before the exciting end part and wait for the child to indicate he/she wants you to continue by the child looking at you or moving your hand to show he/she wants more.

Child learns to take turns

Child accepts ending and starting a turn

Child says bye.

Be consistent in the ritual. The only thing that varies is the names of the people involved.

Child greets familiar adults

Soft toys

Child sits in a small group for story time.

Comfy bean bags and favourite book


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