Toddler

Toddler Under 2’s


Children in this phase are full of energy and need careful support. They walk, they talk, and they begin to develop relationships with each other.
Toddlers learn through sensory experiences that enhance their cognitive, language, motor and social skills. They turn ideas into words and words into phrases – to support this, we encourage looking at picture books and listening to stories. At this stage they are guided to better express themselves, and practice sharing. They are also learning about boundaries and how to handle frustration and cooperate through group play. Children at this stage start to develop friendships and gain confidence as they use their words and thoughts to interact with others.

 

 

Programme Outline

 

  • Play with construction toys (come apart & fit together) to encourage problem solving and simple planning.
  • Pretend play to promote social skill development
  • Balance of nurturing, playtime and learning throughout the day
  • Development of confidence, self-esteem and a love of learning
  • Learning areas focused on dramatic play, creative arts, language and sensory exploration

 

Toddler Explorers


Children at this age are busy exploring their environment. This means they can now walk, climb and run – a time to introduce and guide them to self help & independence in areas such as eating, dressing and toileting. It is also an important time for learning about dangers and safe limits.

At this stage their language develops rapidly. They start putting sentences together and will build skills and confidence through games, songs, movement and art, as by encouraging child-directed play, we ensure that your child develops at his or her own pace.

They are also gaining a better understanding of group play and start joining into conversations with their friends. Concept of before and after, past and present is taught. Communication is big and they communicate their thoughts while they begin to exert their independance.

 

Programme  Outline

 

  • Daily small-group circle time to promote skill development
  • Playtime with nurture to encourage sharing, cooperating and taking turns with friends
  • Activities that support learning concepts for this age group, such as as past/present before/after
  • Encouragement and support that lead to confidence and self-esteem