Characteristics Of Effective Learning Pocket Cards


Are you looking for a quick and easy way to refer to the Characteristics Of Effective Learning? These Pocket Cards are an excellent solution! Have all the information right at your fingertips! Excellent for quickly linking observations and assessments!

Whilst these pocket cards have been designed principally for childcare providers registered by Ofsted following the Early Years Foundation Stage, they provide an excellent tool for monitoring and assessing the learning and development progress of children everywhere.

Children develop and learn in different ways. The Characteristics Of Effective Learning describe HOW a child learns – not what they are learning.

Children learn through:

playing and exploring – how they engage in their learning

active learning – how they are motivated to learn

creating and thinking critically – how they are thinking

Understanding how individual children learn will allow us to offer appropriate resources and activities and support them in being effective and motivated learners.

These Characteristics Of Effective Learning Pocket Cards provide a quick and handy reference tool to each of the characteristics as outlined in the Development Matters guidance.

Excellent for quickly linking observations and assessments!

This pack  includes ALL of the following:
  • Cover Cards
  • Characteristics Of Effective Learning Summary Cards
  • Characteristics Of Effective Learning Outcome Cards – quickly link children’s behaviour and understand how they are learning.
  • Characteristics Of Effective Learning Key Words Cards – key words that will help you identify each characteristic.
  • Plus Positive Relationships and Enabling Environments information for every characteristic! See how you can further support children with their learning.

Examples of Pocket Cards shown below:

Simply print, laminate (if desired), trim then assemble together to have all the information you require condensed into handy pocket cards!

MindingKids recommends that you print the pocket cards double sided to have the appropriate positive relationships and enabling environment information on the reverse of each card. 

Cards can be bound together in any way of your choice. A simple effective method is to punch a hole in the corner then use a keyring loop to bind the cards together.


Further Details

All files for the pocket cards are supplied as PDF Files and are not editable.

Please note this resource requires to be printed and self assembled. For best results MindingKids recommends that you laminate the pocket cards for improved durability. Laminating materials are not included.

Once trimmed each pocket card measures approximately 7cm x 10cm, with a maximum of 8 pocket cards per A4 sheet.

This item has been carefully designed to assist childcarers in meeting English Ofsted requirements although is relevant for the monitoring and assessing the learning and development of children everywhere!

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