These toddler years (ages 2-3) are an important stage of early childhood development, during which children develop basic intellectual, social, physical and emotional skills. In this room, children begin to develop interests in certain activities and attempt to complete activities independently. Most materials in this classroom help to develop fine motor skills and beginning language skills – specifically speaking, letters and letter sounds, and emergent writing.
Some activities you may observe in this classroom:
- Children tracing letter “A” in the sand
- Children stringing large wooden beads onto a shoestring
- Teacher sitting with a small group of students connecting blocks to create an ABAB pattern
- Two children discussing what to cook for dinner in the kitchen area (pretend play)