The Early Steps Badges meets the requirements of The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Early Steps Badge 2 builds on the confidence gained at Early Steps Badge 1 while further developing communication skills. The qualification recognises that every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
Join in a group action‐rhyme, game or song led by your teacher, keeping together all the way through. Show the Examiner how to join in too.
Examples of Joining‐In games to practise:
If You’re Happy and You Know it;
One Potato, Two Potato;
Old MacDonald Had a Farm;
I’m a Little Teapot;
The Wheels on the Bus;
Incy Wincy Spider;
Five Fat Peas;
This Little Piggy Went to Market;
The Grand Old Duke of YorkClose
Say your name, and then on your own, speak from memory a rhyme that you enjoy, of at least 4 lines. Make sure everyone can hear the words.
Examples of Speaking By Heart rhymes:
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star;
Cats by Eleanor Farjeon;
Hickory Dickory Dock;
Some One by Walter de La Mare;
Ferry me Across the Water by Christina Rossetti;
Jack and Jill;
Billy is Blowing His Trumpet;
Porridge is Bubbling, Bubbling Hot;
Outdoor Song by AA MilneClose
Bring a photograph or a favourite toy to show the group, and on your own tell the group three things about it. Choose facts that the group cannot see for themselves.Close
On completion of this assessment the early learner will be able to interact with others, taking turns in conversation.Close
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