- Describe features of the environment (e.g., toys and equipment, how space is arranged) where the action takes place. What do you observe in each teacher’s interactions with each child? What does the teacher do and say to support the child whose diaper needs changing? What does the other teacher do and say to help the children continue their play? How does each child respond?
- Which teaching practices do the adults use to support children’s expression of emotions? Check the “Know” and “Do” sections for ideas. How are these practices similar and how are they different? Why might these teachers use different practices with each child? What are the goals of their interactions?
- How does the environment support the infants in learning about themselves?
- What do you think each infant gained from their different experiences? What might each child have learned about herself and about her teacher?
- Why might the first teacher have given the infant advance notice that it is time for a diaper change? How is this related to emotional functioning?
- Why might the second teacher initiate a game with the infant? How might she know that the child was enjoying the game and how might she build on this enjoyment in the future?