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Language and Communication Take turns with another child with adult support  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


The child will play a self-chosen turn-taking game with an able peer with adult support.

Early years skill:Making Relationships
Early years typical range:22-36m
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum skill:PSHE and Citizenship
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum level:P5
TAP skill:Social Skills
TAP level:TAP36
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
Let's take turns

A choice of 2 simple turn-taking games such as:


marble run,

bricks or cups to stack,

simple inset jigsaw puzzle,

colouring activity.

1. Choose a fairly able classmate to work with the child.

2. Show the child the two activities you have selected and ask him to choose one of them.

3. Take both children and the activity into a quiet location.

4. Set up the activity.

5. Show the children how to play the game if it is unfamiliar.

6. Encourage the children to take turns by prompting with "Ernest's turn", "Masoud's turn".

Praise the children for "good waiting".

You may need to give gentle, non-verbal prompts (for example, put your hand over the child's) to make sure they let the other person have a turn.


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