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The Bubble Play: Using the Key Developmental Indicators and COR Advantage to “Find the Learning” The HighScope key development indicators (KDIs) are a framework adults can use to identify and understand what abilities children are developing and how they are learning from their play activities.

The key developmental indicators are closely tied to COR Advantage, the latest version of HighScope’s online child assessment tool. Below are some examples of things children said during the bubble play described on pages 2–3. Following the statements below, we show how the key developmental indicators and COR Advantage can be used to identify the developmental accomplishments reflected in each child's statements. (The corresponding COR Advantage items are given next to each statement; the key developmental indicators are listed at the end of each group of statements.)

Statement: • “I’m cutting my bubbles in half like she did. Then they’re going to spill all over the table!” (Category: Language, Literacy and Communication, Item L. Speaking, level 4) Key developmental indicator — 48.

Predicting: Children predict what they expect will happen. Statements: • “If you blow really fast, you get tons of little bubbles.” (Category: Science and Technology, Item CC. Experimenting, predicting, and drawing conclusions, level 3) • “Mine's getting bigger and bigger and bigger and biggest.” (Category: Mathematics, Item U. Measurement, level 3) • “Mine are bigger than the bowl now!” (Category: Mathematics, Item U. Measurement, level 4) The HighScope key developmental indicators (KDIs) are a framework adults can use to identify and understand what abilities children are developing and how they are learning from their play activities. Volume 27, NO. 6 • page 10 TRUST in Children's Play, continued HIGHSCOPE | Extensions Click here for entire newsletter • “Adam did one huge bubble.” (Category: Mathematics Item S. Number sense and counting, level 2) • “I made 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. I made 7 bubbles!” (Category: Mathematics, Item S. Number Sense and Counting, level 3) Key developmental indicators — 22. Speaking: Children express themselves using language; 31. Number words and symbols: Children recognize and use number words and symbols; 32. Counting: Children count things; 36. Measuring: Children measure to describe, compare, and order things. Statements: • “Mine disappear.” (Category: Language, Literacy and Communication, Item L. Speaking, level 2) • “When Grammy gives me a bath, I get smelly bubbles.” (Category: Language, Literacy, and Communication, Item L. Speaking, level 3) • “Her bubbles feel soft like my bubbles!” (Category: Language, Literacy, and Communication, Item L. Speaking, level 4) Key developmental indicators — 23. Vocabulary: Children understand and use a variety of words and phrases; 46. Classifying: Children classify materials, actions, people, and events. Statement: • “Can we do this at our small group tomorrow?” (Category: Approaches to Learning, Item A. Initiative and planning, level 2) Key Developmental Indicators — 1. Initiative: Children demonstrate initiative as they explore their world; 55. Decision making: children participate in making classroom decisions. Statement: • “Look, I blew really hard and three [bubbles] are stuck together!” (Category: Mathematics, Item S. Number and counting, level The Bubble Play Continued The key developmental indicators are closely tied to COR Advantage, the latest version of HighScope's online child assessment tool. Volume 27, NO. 6 • page 11 TRUST in Children's Play, continued HIGHSCOPE | Extensions Click here for entire newsletter The Bubble Play Continued 2; Category: Science and Technology, Item CC. Experimenting, predicting, and drawing conclusions, level 3) Key developmental indicator — 31. Number words and symbols: Children recognize and use number words and symbols; 49. Drawing conclusions: Children draw conclusions based on their experiences and observations. Statement: • “If you blow really fast, you get tons of little bubbles.” (Category: Language, Literacy, and Communication, Item L. Speaking, level 5; Category: Science and Technology, Item CC. Experimenting, predicting, and drawing conclusions, level 3). Key developmental indicators — 49. Drawing conclusions: Children draw conclusions based on their experiences and observations. 50. Communicating ideas: Children communicate their ideas about the characteristics of things and how they work.


Bubbles
https://www.homesciencetools.com/article/how-to-make-super-bubbles-science-project/
What You Do:
Measure 6 cups of water into one container, then pour 1 cup of dish soap into the water and slowly stir it until the soap is mixed in. Try not to let foam or bubbles form while you stir.
Measure 1 tablespoon of glycerin or 1/4 cup of corn syrup and add it to the container. Stir the
solution until it is mixed together.
You can use the solution right away, but to make even better bubbles, put the lid on the container and let your super bubble solution sit overnight. (Note: If you used "Ultra" dish soap, double the amount of glycerin or corn syrup.