Building Social Emotional Learning - Listening

Building Social Emotional Learning - Listening

Activity 8 of 11 in this unit

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  • Early Learning
  • Social
  • Social and Emotional Learning
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Activity Summary

The animated series Bluey serves as a valuable tool in fostering children's development of imagination, curiosity, and social and emotional learning. This activity uses intentional teaching strategies to focus on the capabilities of listening to others and responding. Children will explore the elements of being good listeners, listening closely to others and hearing the voices of others. They begin by listening to music, to encourage moving and responding while actively listening. They then play a game of charades, watching visual clues to find meaning and waiting to respond as individuals in a group. The children develop active listening skills they listen to others to help solve the charade.

Learning intentions:

This suite of resources has been designed to provide opportunities for children to explore social and emotional learning through imaginative play and also supports oral language development through a values framework. Each activity uses intentional teaching strategies to develop a specific value. This activity focuses on...

Click here for a full list of the values that underpin these activities.

This activity showcases a Bluey episode, which can be viewed on ClickView or iview.

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Curriculum Mapping

EYLF Learning Outcomes:

Learning Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world

  • 2.1 Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation
  • 2.2 Children respond to diversity with respect
  • 2.3 Children become aware of fairness

Resources Required

  • Device capable of presenting a video to children
  • One to three short pieces of music or sounds to play to the children
  • Five to eight pieces of paper card and pencils for drawing.

Additional Info

This is not an official Bluey lesson. Cool.org does not have an official partnership with Bluey.

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