Plan extra time for helping children in transition, such as when they move from one setting to another or between different groups in the same setting. Provide activities and opportunities for children to share experiences and knowledge from different parts of their lives with each other. Provide ways of preserving memories of special events, e.g.Continue reading “UW PC EE R5 R6”
Share photographs of children’s families, friends, pets or favourite people, both indoors and out. Support children’s understanding of difference and of empathy by using props such as puppets and dolls to tell stories about diverse experiences, ensuring that negative stereotyping is avoided. Ensure children have resources so that they can imitate everyday actions and eventsContinue reading “UW PC EE R4”
Collect stories for, and make books about, children in the group, showing things they like to do and things that are important to them, in languages that are relevant to them wherever possible. Provide books and resources which represent children’s diverse backgrounds and which avoid negative stereotypes, ensuring different cultures are represented but especially theContinue reading “UW PC EE R3”
See Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Communication and Language Provide opportunities, both indoors and out, for babies and toddlers to see people and things beyond the baby room, including the activities of older children.
Encourage children to share their feelings and talk about why they respond to experiences in particular ways. Explain carefully why some children may need extra help or support for some things, or why some children feel upset by a particular thing. Help children and parents to see the ways in which their cultures and beliefsContinue reading “UW PC PR R6”
Encourage children to talk about their own home and community life, and to find out about other children’s experiences. Be aware that some children’s home lives may be complicated or disrupted, and talking about them may be difficult. Ensure that children learning English as an additional language have opportunities to express themselves in their homeContinue reading “UW PC PR R5”
Talk to children about their friends, their families, and why they are important. Be sensitive to the possibility of children who may have lost special people or pets, either through death, separation, displacement or fostering/adoption.
Help children to learn each other’s names, e.g. through songs and rhymes, and use them when addressing children. Be positive about differences between people and support children’s acceptance of difference. Be aware that negative attitudes towards difference are learned from examples the children witness. Ensure that each child is recognised as a valuable contributor toContinue reading “UW PC PR R3”
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Enjoys joining in with family customs and routines Talks about past and present events in their own life and in the lives of family members Knows that other children do not always enjoy the same things, and is sensitive to this Knows about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities, culturesContinue reading “UW PC UC R6”
Shows interest in the lives of people who are familiar to them Enjoys joining in with family customs and routines Remembers and talks about significant events in their own experience Recognises and describes special times or events for family or friends Shows interest in different occupations and ways of life indoors and outdoors Knows someContinue reading “UW PC UC R5”
Has a sense of own immediate family and relations and pets In pretend play, imitates everyday actions and events from own family and cultural background, e.g. making and drinking tea, going to the barbers, being a cat, dog or bird Beginning to have their own friends Learns that they have similarities and differences that connectContinue reading “UW PC UC R4”
Is curious about people and shows interest in stories about people, animals or objects that they are familiar with or which fascinate them Is interested in photographs of themselves and other familiar people and objects Enjoys stories about people and nature (birds, bees, snails, cats, dogs, etc) and is interested in photographs of themselves withContinue reading “UW PC UC R3”
Starts to realise they influence people, e.g. as they laugh and smile so do the people they are with Develops a sense of belonging to their family and their key carer Recognises key people in their own lives