Children develop a sense of identity as they learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect. Cherry and Mia are establishing and maintaining a respectful, trusting relationship with each other.

Cherry and Mia’s burgeoning friendship is a good example. Inviting peers to join a specific activity requires knowledge about that person, their interests and the confidence to approach, possibly being able to predict, anticipate or at least expect their favourable response. Friendships grow as common interests are shared. Collecting fairy treasures is quickly becoming a favourite for these two girls and many others. The activity and the friendship means sharing, communication, hypothesising, negotiating learning FUN and lots more can happen.

Mrs Karen - August 2017