Toddlers Group

toddlers

-Extra curriculum gym, art and music classes are provided
– “Discovering My World” focuses on toddlers’ exploring themselves and their environment
– Books will be a central part of our activities.
– Sorting toys by shape and color
– Learning facial features by reciting fun finger plays.
– Make believe and pretend activities will also be introduced through puppet shows, dress-up and dramatic play
– They will play alongside another child and may begin to play cooperatively.
– Encourage toddlers to run, jump, and climb outside.
– Sing and act out songs with simple movements.
– Tell them simple, short stories (especially those about themselves or other two-year-old children).
– Let them play in a sandbox. Give them water to measure and pour.
– Let them stack blocks and other objects.
– Provide things that can be taken apart and put back together
– Ask children to name things in the pictures of picture books.
– Give them simple directions to follow.
– Play matching games and use simple puzzles with them.
– Encourage pretending by providing dolls, housekeeping toys, dress-up clothes, and toy telephones.
– Introduce art activities such as scribbling and/or painting with crayons, chalk, and paint. (Introduce scissors)
– Provide play dough and finger paint.
– Begin toilet training when the toddler is ready. Also, begin teaching hand washing and using napkins to wipe.
– Encourage the development of routines.

TODDLER ROOM DAILY SCHEDULE

Time: Description of the Activities:
7:00 AM Center Opening
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Arrival Time, Breakfast, and Grouping Time; Books & Shelf Toys
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM Washroom & Hand Washing Routine
8:45 AM – 9:15 AM Free Play / Teacher Observations
9:15 AM – 9:30 AM Circle Time / Group Games
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Outdoor Play/Indoor Play; Gross Motor Activities (Weather Permitted)
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Washroom & Hand Washing Routines
10:45 AM – 11:00 PM Reading, Cognitive, Creative, Manipulative, Sensory Program
11:00 PM – 11:30 PM Lunch
11:30 PM – 11:45 PM Clean-up / Washroom & Hand Washing Routines
11:45 PM – 1:45 PM Rest Period / Quiet Activities
1:45 PM – 2:00 PM Washroom & Hand Washing Routines
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Outdoor Play / Indoor Gross Motor Activities (Weather Permitted)
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Washroom & Hand Washing Routines
3:15 PM – 3:35 PM Snack Time
3:35 PM – 3:50 PM Circle Time / Group Games
3:50 PM – 4:00 PM Creative Movements
4:00 PM – 4:20 PM Art (hand washing)
4:20 PM – 4:50 PM Free Play/ Teacher Observations
4:50 PM – 5:05 PM Washroom & Hand Washing Routines
5:05 PM – 5:35 PM Second Snack
5:35 PM – 6:00 PM Free Play / Clean-Up and Get Ready To Meet Guardians
6:00 PM Center Closing