• Adults show and talk about strategies – how to do things, including problem solving.
• Children are encouraged to learn together and from each other.
• Adults need to focus on how, and not just what we are learning.
As part of the daily routine practitioners ensure that:-
• There is sufficient time for children to create their own play and explore their own ideas.
• Children play and their thought processes are not interrupted.
• Time is allowed for children’s play and creativity to reach it’s own conclusions
• Children have the time and necessary resources to solve their own problems.
• Children have opportunities to explore different ways of doing things and find alternative uses for objects.
The environment – practitioners ensure that:-
• A wide range of resources are readily accessible and visible to children.
• Practitioners allow children to move resources freely around to support their play and ideas.
• Play and learning consistently takes place in all areas, including outdoors
• Practitioners observe and support children’s play without inhibiting learning and creativity.
• Open-ended resources are provided which have no intended outcome of use.