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Choose THREE (3) activities which support: Creative play Physical play Investigative play

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1. Choose THREE (3) activities which support: * Creative play * Physical play * Investigative play D1. An activity that encourages creative play is painting where children can use exciting materials to explore and express themselves. An activity that encourages physical play is riding on a bike where children will learn manoeuvring turning and experience speed. An activity that encourages investigative play is watching frog spawn grow into tadpoles where children will learn about changes and how living things grow and develop each day. Explain the purpose of the activity D2. The painting activity is suitable for children aged 3 and will help them learn their colours, what will happen when 2 colours are mixed together. The purpose of setting up this activity will let children discover and experience on how the paint is mixed and what the outcome will be, this activity will also let the children express themselves by showing their emotions. Children will develop in many areas of the P.I.L.E.S. "children can express themselves through creative activities, particularly releasing strong feelings when slapping paint on paper". (Maureen, 2001,Page 196). Riding on bikes activity is suitable for children aged 4 years this will help the children to learn on how to ride on a bike which might be 3 wheels or two wheels this activity will help the children to predict speed when to stop and controlling the bike. ...read more.

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Practitioners should only intervene in children's play when the play becomes dangerous and set limits and boundaries upon the children explaining why the practitioner intervened. Children with special needs will need help so the practitioner should help those children with special needs to achieve the specific outcomes e.g. with counting, hanging their coats on a coat peg, learning their colours. But most importantly practitioners need to listen to the children's needs by doing this the children will feel secure and fell valued. Most importantly children's work should be praised and practitioners should give a lot of encouragements by creating a display of the children's work. Identify resources required which will ensure your activities are inclusive and encourage spontaneity and choice D6/C1. The chosen activities allow for children's choice by having different colour paints available to help the children to make their own choice of colour whether they want ready mix paint or powder paint that they want to mix themselves. Paintbrushes, sponges and paint stamps should be available for the children to use to make individual patterns. All children should be included in this activity regardless of age and ability. By providing space the children will have easy access to use the bikes, ride freely and have the choice to sue 2 pedal or 3 pedal bikes or bikes with pedals or without. By looking at the frogspawn the children will want to draw what they see so paper and pencils should be available, books should also be available to show and explain what will happen next so children know what to expect. ...read more.

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confidence in riding on a bike then the practitioner should think on how to build the confidence of that child to ride on the bike, the practitioner could ask another child to help and support the child who is not confidence with riding on a bike ask them to show that child that this is the way you do it. Watching frogspawn is not only for children who are fit and well this activity can be adapted by placing the tub of frogspawn on a lower table for a child who is in a wheel chair to see the frogspawn this should be done under supervision " adapting an activity so that it meets a child's skill level, or locating an activity so that it can be accessible for a child" (Tassoni, 2007, page 172). Show an understanding of diversity and inclusive practice. D7. As an Early Years Practitioner I would ensure that all children feel welcomed, accepted, are listened to, valued and that all children even the one with a disability are accept regardless of their ability. All children no matter of their background, race, religion, gender or a child with a disability should be treated all the same. I could represent many cultures and life styles by having different culture books, dolls, utensils and dressing up clothes. I could learn children about disabled children like I could put a child sized clutches in the dress up area, a Braille cookbook in the home corner. Shakila Hanif 1 ...read more.

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