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- Represents and recreates what they have learnt about social interactions from their relationships with close adults, in their play and relationships with others.
- Develops particular friendships with other children, which help them to understand different points of view and to challenge their own and others’ thinking.
- Is increasingly flexible and cooperative as they are more able to understand other people’s needs, wants and behaviours.
- Is increasingly socially skilled and will take steps to resolve conflicts with other children by negotiating and finding a compromise; sometimes by themselves, sometimes with support
- Returns to the secure base of a familiar adult to recharge and gain emotional support and practical help in difficult situations.
- Is proactive in seeking adult support and able to articulate their wants and needs.
- Some children may have had to make many different relationships in their life. This may have impacted on their understanding of what makes a consistent and stable relationship