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By Jenni Tavenerearly years teacher and writer

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Holiday postcard

1 Holiday jigsaws

Personal, social and emotional development

Making relationships

Development matters: value and contribute to own well-being and self-control (40-60+ months).

Early learning goal: work as part of a group or class, taking turns and sharing fairly, understanding that there needs to be agreed values and codes of behaviour for groups of people, including adults and children, to work together harmoniously.

What you need

Group size: small group.

Several postcards; box.

What to do

Invite the children to create a jigsaw game to share with a partner by cutting up three postcards into halves or quarters. Encourage the children to jumble up the segments, then work as a team to rebuild each postcard.

Gradually, introduce more cut-up postcards until the jigsaw becomes a real challenge. Save all the pieces in a box and offer them to another pair of children to solve the puzzle.


2 Five little ducks on holiday

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