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Support children in learning about the decision-making process

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Assist children to share their ideas, discuss limitations and solve problems

Read the following scenario from a 3–5s group and then answer the questions about the strategies that the caregivers used.

  1. Give an example of the caregiver using questioning as a strategy.

  2. Give an example of the caregiver using brainstorming as a strategy.

  3. Give an example of the caregiver using choices as a strategy.

  4. Give an example of the caregiver following through.

  5. Give an example of the caregiver taking into consideration developmental abilities.

  6. Give an example of the caregiver encouraging problem solving skills.

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Clearly describe to children limitation of resources

Discuss safety factors and legal requirements that may constrain options

Think of how you would discuss the following issues with children:

  1. Why a three-year-old should wear a hat while outside.

  2. Why the preschool excursion to the zoo was cancelled due to lack of supervisors.

  3. Why the children at OOSH service can’t have hot chips for afternoon tea every afternoon.

  4. Why one child can’t play with the fragile glass unicorn that another has brought in for ‘show and tell’.

  5. Why the climbing trestle can’t be set up on the concrete verandah during the rain.

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Assist children to plan implementation of ideas/ suggestions

Has collaboration taken place? Give reasons for your answer.

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Acknowledge suggestions that cannot be used and explore alternatives with the children