Best Friends Forever
Young Toddler 1-2 years old
Approaches to Learning:
Variety of activities and materials for exploration from their natural and human-made environment. Children name and describe objects.
We encourage children to figure out how things work.
Language and Literacy:
We read to children independently or in small groups, multiple times each day.
We provide sturdy books for children to use independently.
We ask questions about the pictures when reading with a child.
We provide books with pictures of real objects to make connections between books and real world experiences.
Children will -
Count natural objects . (e.g., large stones, leaves, pine cones, etc.)
Build small towers with children, counting each piece.
Build small ramps and count each object as it rolls down.
Provide opportunities for children to explore plants, animals, and people in their environment.
Provide indoor and outdoor experiences that include safe interaction with animals, plants, and other people.
Emphasize science, technology, engineering, and mathematical careers.
Provide a variety of costumes and props representing a variety of community workers.
Label community workers using correct vocabulary
Provide plenty of indoor and outdoor time for children to practice large-muscle control activities.
Provide a variety of materials for throwing and catching.
Recognize children’s developmental need to climb and offer safe climbing opportunities both indoors and outdoor.