Toddlers’ behavior and development swing back and forth as they struggle to gain independence from adults/caregivers to whom they are emotionally attached.
- Toddlers at our centre are very energetic and curious to find out more and more.
- They rapidly acquire physical, social, reasoning and communication skills which they practice every day.
- As they try to challenge themselves by trying new things they are given support in dealing with conflicts and challenges.
- They are provided with lots of opportunities to talk with children of different ages, play different games where they get an opportunity to develop their communication skills.
- Our toddlers are encouraged to do things in their own particular way and their preferences in play activities are respected.
- They learn by imitating other children at the centre and would like to do exactly what other children does.
- Our toddlers love to express their creativity through messy play and engage with others through this spontaneous play.
- Creating music and dancing is a great way for toddlers to express themselves and learn more about the way they move. So, we provide them the opportunities for music and movement, including participation with musical instrument. Singing encourages pre–literacy skills and enhances speech. When they dance they learn more about cultures and build relationships.
- Having a big outdoor area is great for our little ones to roam and explore their surroundings with the help of the older children. In this shared space they love to build sand castles, explore water play (in summer time), zoom around on the bikes and climb obstacle courses. These fun activities encourage an appreciation of the natural world through sensory exploration and provide an area where children gain increasing control of their bodies. Positive relationships flourish with the older children and everyone develops a sense of enjoyment in participation.
- Exploring the dolls, pretend cooking in the kitchen area and dressing up in different outfits is a great use of imagination and a great way to role play. Children enjoy modelling real life experiences and develop their own self-help skills through their created experiences. Our children learn to communicate with each other to share their experiences together.