The Toddler Environment
The child’s growth and development are achieved through exercises in:
- Areas include gross motor development; fine motor development, language skills and sensory/perceptual development.
- Our activities are designed to develop hand-eye coordination and independence.
Social and Emotional Developmental Goals
- To help the child play independently with a larger group of children, and also to share and take turns.
- To help the child follow the “Play safe” and safety rules.
- To help the child develop an interest in our activities.
- Learning to sit on the line.
- Introduction to phonics, the calendar, numbers, shapes and colours.
- Encourage the child to talk more.
- Encourage the child to use proper manners.
- Singing simple and silly songs.
- Teach the child to ask for assistance by using words.
- Frequently exposing the child to books, nursery rhymes, and storytelling to encourage early literacy.
- Encouraging the child to express themselves creatively by using arts and craft materials, dancing and using musical instruments.
Self Help Goals
- Washing hands (with assistance from the teacher).
- Tucking in a chair.
- Tidying up after a meal or a snack (older group).
- Eating with a spoon.
- Putting on and taking off their jackets and shoes (older group).
- Putting back the Montessori activities on the shelf after every use.
- Tidying up the toys after playtime (with assistance from the teacher).
- Potty training (the child will be encouraged and reminded when ready)