Activity Introduction

Quick summary: This activity is based on Bluey, Season 2, Double Babysitter. It uses intentional teaching strategies to focus on the capabilities of finding your voice. Children will learn the importance of using their voice to share inner thoughts and feelings. They use the zones of emotional regulation chart as a guide. The children find out how to gently speak of their inner worries, and find fantastic ways to use their breath to calm their busy minds. This gentle activity is set to empower the children by learning ways to gain control using the power of the breath.

This is an official Bluey lesson that celebrates the joy and curiosity of Bluey and allows children to build social and emotional intelligence and develop oral language skills. Most of all it has been designed to inspire creativity and imagination in your children!

Lesson Values: This lesson has been designed to provide opportunities for children to explore social and emotional learning through imaginative play. All lessons in the Bluey series are underpinned by a philosophy of play and imagination. In addition, this lesson specifically focuses on…

  • Finding your voice

Click here for a full list of values, and the explanations and learning philosophy that underpins these lessons.

EYLF Learning Outcome

Elaborations

Outcome 2:

Children are connected with and contribute to their world

1. Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation

2. Children respond to diversity with respect

3. Children become aware of fairness

4. Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment.

 

Unit of work: Bluey – Early Learning.

Age group: 2 – 5 years.

Time required: 40 minutes.

Resources required:

  • A balloon
  • Device capable of presenting a video to children
  • Green zone box: box with sensory items, sculpting putty, aromatherapy spray
  • Large copy of the zones of emotional regulation (A3)
  • Soft materials, coloured fabrics (matching the zones of emotional regulation – red, green, blue and yellow).

Evidence-based Approach

  • These lessons have been developed to support social and emotional learning, oral language development and play-based learning. To find out more, click here.
  • To learn about the Zones of Emotional Regulation, click here.

About Bluey

 

 

This activity has been developed in partnership with Ludo Studio. We would like to acknowledge the support of ABC Kids, BBC Studios, Screen Australia and Screen Queensland.

 

Worksheets

Teacher Worksheet

Part A: Watch Bluey 

Step 1. Begin by watching the Bluey episode Double Babysitter.

You can watch this episode on ABC iView or through Enhance TV.

Double Babysitter synopsis: When both Uncle Rad and Frisky accidentally turn up to babysit Bluey and Bingo on the same night, they have to work together to make Bluey feel better around babysitter putdowns.

Step 2. Once the episode has finished, take a few minutes to talk about what children noticed in the episode.

It is important for children to discover themes and lessons from the episode for themselves. It is open to their interpretation, and they cannot be wrong in terms of what they felt or gathered from the episode.

'I see, I think, I feel and I wonder…' questions are a positive way to engage children to reflect on their learning.

Using questions that focus on 'I see...' encourages children to share their own ideas. ‘I see’ statements help develop connections to the episodes and the themes that they view. ‘I see’ statement

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