Our Shells Room has been designed to capture your toddler’s rapidly developing cognitive skills, language and communication skills, and use of imagination and engagement in pretend play. The Educators will share information with you about your child’s day in a variety of ways – verbally, the daily communication book, ‘personal care’ charts.
Toddlers’ learning occurs mostly through play. They are naturally motivated to learn through play because it is fun and motivating! While playing toddlers use all their senses – sight, sound, smell, touch and taste – as well as spatial awareness, balance and movement to explore and interpret the world around them with curiosity.
Educators will support their play to promote creativity and encourage independent problem-solving. They will provide sensory-rich experiences that offer challenge, investigation and curiosity. They will give children age-appropriate responsibilities, and they will celebrate the children’s successes.
A typical day includes:
A learning program both inside and out, to support the children’s rapidly developing cognitive skills, language and communication skills, and use of imagination and engagement in pretend play.
As the children arrive they will spend time together with their Educators with the opportunity to engage in play and learning experiences of their choice, both inside and out during the morning. Toddlers love to “potter”. They are given the opportunity to do this with activity areas provisioned with a variety of sensory motor materials.
Grouptimes with singing, dancing, story, and mealtimes, resting time and afternoon play are also part of their daily routine.