In the Kangaroo room we have observed a lot of social and interactive play. This often leads to wonderful imaginative play, though can also result in conflict. In order to assist the children with appropriate expectations of social behaviour, we have begun to use the book Fill A Bucket. This book explains that each person is born with an invisible bucket and when that bucket is full, we are happy and when the bucket is empty we are sad. Together the children and the educators have discussed ways in which we can fill our own buckets by being helpful and nice to other people in our room. One example was that we could ask, “are you alright?” if someone is crying or sad. The book also explained that when you do something nice or helpful for someone else, you fill their bucket as well as your own. This has led to mentions of children filling my bucket at group time when they listen, as well as their own. You may have noticed some instances of bucket talk at home – please do share them with the educators!