Connecting with practice videos

This series of Connecting with practice and Talking about practice videos have been developed by Early Childhood Australia. The vignettes and supporting resources can be used to promote discussion and critical reflection among children’s education and care teachers and educators.

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Connecting with practice: Young toddlers’ learning

This video focuses on toddlers engaging with a learning environment in a variety of ways. The role of the physical environment in supporting learning is highlighted, as well as educators’ contributions to learning through communicating with language.

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Commonwealth of Australia – Connecting with practice: General guidelines

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Connecting with practice: Discovering – making connections

This video features three and four-year-old children in a group setting using a learning area set up to explore the topic of animals in their community. They use a light box, documentation and other materials.

Related resource

Commonwealth of Australia – Connecting with practice: General guidelines

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Connecting with practice: Making salad

This video shows an educator and children cutting herbs from their garden and using them to make a salad. It demonstrates various ways that educators use verbal communication for a variety of learning opportunities and experiences with children.

Related resource

Commonwealth of Australia – Connecting with practice: General guidelines

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Connecting with practice: Discovering – making music

This video features children using pots and pans as they engage with a creative outdoor music and sound station. This experience connects the children with making music, imagination and cooperation.

Related resource

Commonwealth of Australia – Connecting with practice: General guidelines

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Connecting with practice: Marking with coloured pencils

This video focuses on a toddler drawing and her interactions with an educator. It demonstrates the learning opportunities for toddlers, the impact of the environment, and educators' roles and conversation in play.

Related resource

Commonwealth of Australia – Connecting with practice: General guidelines

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Connecting with practice: A very young child putting a bib on a doll

This video features a brief example of a one-year-old child attempting to put a bib on a doll. It shows learning through play and the child’s concentration and attention span.

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Commonwealth of Australia – Connecting with practice: General guidelines

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Connecting with practice: Discovering – story time transition to naptime

This video focuses on a small group of four-year-old children in a family day care service during story time and their preparations for rest time. It follows an educator sharing a book and then involving children in routines.

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Commonwealth of Australia – Connecting with practice: General guidelines

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Connecting with practice: Enjoying the vegetable garden

This video features a family day care educator and three children in the educator’s vegetable garden. It shows the value of small groups and promoting cooperation to support learning opportunities.

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Commonwealth of Australia – Connecting with practice: General guidelines

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Connecting with practice: Discussing a drawing of a watermelon

This video features a one-to-one conversation between an educator and a child about his drawing of a watermelon in the community garden where they are working. It promotes creativity and extending children's thinking.

Related resource

Commonwealth of Australia – Connecting with practice: General guidelines

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Connecting with practice: Discussing butterflies’ markings

This video demonstrates the use of an image on an iPad by an educator and several four-year-old children to discuss protective markings on a butterfly’s wings. It features the tone, content and nature of educators’ interactions and verbal communication, and the impact on children’s learning.

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Commonwealth of Australia – Connecting with practice: General guidelines

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Connecting with practice: Opportunities for learning in natural spaces

This video shows a two-year-old child and a number of three and four-year-old children in a group setting in an outdoor space. Two experiences captured are: an educator alongside a very young child holding a chicken; and several children playing in a sand area with water, pipes and sand.

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Commonwealth of Australia – Connecting with practice: General guidelines

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Connecting with practice: Respecting and responding to children

This video focuses on an educator and three children playing and interacting outside. It features the educator responding to children's interests, offering choices and finding solutions, and attending to several children at once.

Related resource

Commonwealth of Australia – Connecting with practice: General guidelines