At Keyworth ELC the preschool children created their own set of rules to govern their behaviour when playing with cars. The children and educator sat together and discussed how they could safely play with the cars together. The children came up with a set of rules that the educator wrote down in their exact words. This exercise allowed for the children to take responsibility and create their own boundaries. This empowered them to make safe choices, gave them the tools to regulate their own behaviour and the confidence to explore within the rules they made.
Now that they have a visual reminder of the rules they created, they refer back to the rules and remind each other of how to play together.
Ilish Doyle, ECE
Keyworth Early Learning Centre