On the eleventh day of Christmas...

...we learned how to lead the way

This Christmas, we're dishing out bite-size, top tips to remind us of the importance of play and realise just how many skills can be developed along the way.

Skill 10: Leadership

Top tip:

Give children small measures of responsibility to help them to develop leadership qualities

  • Ask a child to help with setting up.
  • Ask for ideas from children. If delivering through a story, one of your pupils could decide the theme.
  • Consider giving children leadership roles, for example, to explain a task to others or to direct and organise others.
  • Praise children when they display unprompted leadership characteristics.

Make sure each child understands the importance of their role. They should feel entrusted to complete something of importance and understand why what they're doing is necessary. This will inspire confidence and a sense of self-worth.

Remember to give EVERY child small leadership opportunities throughout the term, increasing the degrees of responsibility as and when they are ready.

real play supports families to play and learn together. Not only does it allow families precious time to bond and share moments of pure fun and joy, it also provides them with the skills they need to be a healthy and active unit.

Contact us at info@createdevelopment.co.uk or on 020 8863 0304 to hear more about real play.

Creating positive relationships with physical activity for life

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