Part 1. Core principles for infant and toddler pedagogy
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Part 2. Responsiveness
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Part 3. Communication
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Part 4. Caregiving
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Part 5. Play
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Part 6. Movement
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Part 7. Approaches to infant and toddler care and education
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This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
Part 8. Working with families and colleagues for the best infant and toddler care
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Apply and consolidate

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Relate your learning to practice

In Part 1, you chose a focus child with whom you will work on all of the following activities. This week we want you to try out a serve and return interaction with your focus child. It is a good idea to ask your critical friend to video this so you can reflect on your success. Consider the following reflective questions, and seek your critical friend’s perspective too: 

Summary

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How could you (and your team) use an understanding of the importance of quality interactions to reflect personally and together about your areas of strength and areas of challenge in regard to this area of practice? Share your ideas below.

Further reading

Read an interview with Thalia Wright, NEXT Foundation fellowship awardee and author of our serve and return reading, in which she talks about how she came to study the concept of serve and return, what she has learned, and how her understanding has changed and developed.

Watch the Harvard University Centre on the Developing Child’s video for examples of serve and return, and tips for effective serve and return interactions.