Toddlers enjoy using their senses and motor skills to explore the world, and they are highly curious about unfamiliar objects, events, and phenomena. They can solve simple problems with the "trial and error" method and will practice an activity many times to master it. Children this age also pretend more during play, using familiar objects and situations to process their daily experiences.
Toddlers build a strong vocabulary at a very quick rate. They enjoy naming and discussing everything that they see. At this age they are ready to be apart from their parents for a short period of time, given an interesting environment and the proper adult supervision. They are ready to spend time and converse with other children in their age group.
Each session is 15-20 minutes long, which challenges the attention span of toddlers.
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Children at this age are laying the groundwork for reading and writing. They enjoy having books read to them and may pretend to "read" as they independently look through familiar books. Two-year-olds can sing the A-B-C song, but they don't yet understand that the letter names correspond to specific graphic designs.
Here we facilitate conversations on a variety of topics to develop new vocabulary and word memory.
Music & Movement
Toddlers also use their motor skills to explore the creative arts. They make sounds by banging and shaking instruments and household items. They enjoy dancing, doing finger plays, and acting out chants and songs. Children this age are also gaining control over their voices and will join in singing their favorite songs.
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Mathematics & Logic
Children learn about values, basic shapes, colors, and numbers.
Classes are based on different methods of early development.
We use mobile and board games to develop motor skills, memory,
and logical thinking. Our Montessori teaching style allows the children to move around to different stations; they are not required to sit in one place the whole time!
During art class, toddlers enjoy the sensory pleasures of the art materials and focus on the process of creating art, rather than on the final product. They have a chance to explore new textures and projects, and to expand their imagination. They are proud to see their work displayed around the daycare, and they cannot wait to impress their parents with their art!