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1 Remarkables Working with Under 5s

2 Outline What can you expect at each age? What can you expect at each age? Top Tips for interacting with under 5s Top Tips for interacting with under 5s General session outline General session outline How to use LightLive to plan sessions How to use LightLive to plan sessions

3 2 year old children Understand about 300 words Understand about 300 words Use 2 word sentences (more drink) Use 2 word sentences (more drink) Can sit and listen for about 5 minutes – less in a group Can sit and listen for about 5 minutes – less in a group Understand instructions with 1 part e.g. get your coat Understand instructions with 1 part e.g. get your coat Scribble and need a lot of adult help to do anything else crafty Scribble and need a lot of adult help to do anything else crafty Play next to each other (not with each other yet) Play next to each other (not with each other yet)

4 3 year old children Understand simple conversation and stories Understand simple conversation and stories Use 3+ word sentences (big red car) Use 3+ word sentences (big red car) Can sit and listen in small groups for about 5 minutes with adult help and an interesting subject Can sit and listen in small groups for about 5 minutes with adult help and an interesting subject Follow instructions with up to 2 parts with help – get your coat and then go to the door Follow instructions with up to 2 parts with help – get your coat and then go to the door Understand what, when, where questions Understand what, when, where questions Can begin to colour by themselves, will need adult help to cut things out Can begin to colour by themselves, will need adult help to cut things out Play together in simple games – sharing toys and ideas Play together in simple games – sharing toys and ideas

5 4 year old children Use longer more complex sentences Use longer more complex sentences Will be able to tell you about some things that have happened in past with adult help Will be able to tell you about some things that have happened in past with adult help Understand longer more complex stories Understand longer more complex stories Beginning to understand why questions Beginning to understand why questions Can sit and listen in a group for up to 10 minutes without much adult help Can sit and listen in a group for up to 10 minutes without much adult help Can colour and draw – may need some help with scissors depending on whether they have experienced using scissors at home/nursery Can colour and draw – may need some help with scissors depending on whether they have experienced using scissors at home/nursery Play with each other in often imaginative games Play with each other in often imaginative games

6 5 year old children Use long and complex sentences to tell you about things that have happened to them or someone close to them Use long and complex sentences to tell you about things that have happened to them or someone close to them Can sit and listen for up to 20 minutes with an adult reminding them to listen Can sit and listen for up to 20 minutes with an adult reminding them to listen Understand instructions with up to 3 parts Understand instructions with up to 3 parts Understand why questions Understand why questions Colour, draw and cut without much adult help Colour, draw and cut without much adult help Play imaginatively with friends – may have specific friendships Play imaginatively with friends – may have specific friendships

7 Top Tips! Make sure you have the childs attention before you ask them to do something Make sure you have the childs attention before you ask them to do something Sit, kneel or crouch down when talking to children so you are face to face Sit, kneel or crouch down when talking to children so you are face to face Use simple, straightforward language to explain things or give instructions Use simple, straightforward language to explain things or give instructions Lots of repetition and actions help kids to remember what you are teaching Lots of repetition and actions help kids to remember what you are teaching Dont expect more than is developmentally appropriate Dont expect more than is developmentally appropriate

8 Session Overview Children benefit from routine and structure Children benefit from routine and structure Using pictures to show them the session structure helps children to understand what is expected of them and when they can go home! Using pictures to show them the session structure helps children to understand what is expected of them and when they can go home! Children feel safe and secure when they know what is happening and are then better able to learn Children feel safe and secure when they know what is happening and are then better able to learn

9 Session Overview I have used the same basic structure each week: I have used the same basic structure each week: –Worship –Snack (and remind children of the rules) –Story –Prayer –Arts & crafts –Play –Home time!

10 LightLive – Register and/or login to LightLive Register and/or login to LightLive

11 Using LightLive Choose the Programme tab and click on Select activities Choose the Programme tab and click on Select activities

12 Using LightLive Select the activities you want to use by ticking / unticking the small blue circle Select the activities you want to use by ticking / unticking the small blue circle Make sure you look at all 3 tabs (esp for the 3s and under) Make sure you look at all 3 tabs (esp for the 3s and under) The Play and Learn tab usually has a great craft The Play and Learn tab usually has a great craft

13 Using LightLive Click on Compile and Print when you are finished selecting activities Click on Compile and Print when you are finished selecting activities

14 Using LightLive Click on Download session Click on Download session

15 Using LightLive Word will automatically open the document as plain text so you will need to Save As a Word document Word will automatically open the document as plain text so you will need to Save As a Word document

16 Using LightLive Download and save any of the other templates, resources or Bubbles worksheets you want to use. Download and save any of the other templates, resources or Bubbles worksheets you want to use.

17 Using LightLive Print it all out or attach to an to Hayley! Print it all out or attach to an to Hayley! Feel free to adapt, change, use or not use as much as you like!! Feel free to adapt, change, use or not use as much as you like!!


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