What we do in the Toddler Room?
Toddler children all have an allocated key person who shares information with parents on an ongoing basis. This is how we keep abreast of children’s changing needs and interests and the key person can then ensure that activities are provided that will capture children’s interest.
In Toddler room, our focus is on learning through play. In playing, children learn to interact with others and be part of a community, to experience and manage feelings, and to be in control and confident about themselves and their abilities. Play in the Toddler room is mainly initiated by the children themselves. They can freely choose what they want to play with from a wide selection of toys and resources. Adults provide additional activities which offer new and exciting opportunities for exploration such as wet mud, corn-flour, pasta and gloop. Adults then play with the children and help them to extend their language and follow up their ideas. Children in Toddlers continue to use signs and symbols to support communication.
Some activities, such as wake and shake, story and singing time, are adult-led. These group times are planned to support children’s physical development, health and well-being and to encourage skills such as speaking and listening. All these are skills children will need for their future learning.