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For Teachers: Infant/Toddler Activities

Activities for teachers to lead in the infant & toddler classrooms

For Teachers: Infant/Toddler Activities

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Another pinner: ISSUU - Planning Environments and Materials That Respond to Young Children's Lively Minds by NAEYC

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    Dawn Nock

    The best materials to stimulate learning are closer than we think! I have been to one of Deb's and Margie's trainings...they are phenomenal at what they do!!!

What makes your child laugh?

View the Bright Horizons Infant & Toddler Curriculum/Programs!

Fun sensory play idea made with fabric scraps and embroidery hoops.

Reggio: A Colour and Light Collage - contact paper and cellophane on the OHP

From the Bright Horizons - Citibank Family Center in Sioux Falls, SD comes this exploration of nature in their infant room. They took many walks to gather nature items like rocks, pinecones, sticks, pine needles, etc. Once the class was done exploring, they displayed the items in burlap fabric from the ceiling in their room.

Here’s an idea from an infant teacher at the Superior Children’s Center, a Bright Horizons center in Tyler, TX. She created a kicking wall for their younger infants. Of course they love to kick and feel the leaves! This idea can also be used with many materials, such as bubble wrap, paint, or yarn.

Fall craft and art project for kids: smoosh and stamp pumpkins.

Do you know about this App? Let's Play - A free parenting app from ZERO TO THREE

Being Exposed to Two Languages May Increase Cognitive Benefits in Babies from Science World Report

Encouraging Your Baby's Babbling May Speed Language Development...suggestions here apply to infant caregivers as well.

What’s Really Going on in Babies Brains? Language Development from Eye on Early Education Photo: Courtesy of the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, University of Washington

Baby Signs - Quick Reference Guide!

20 Activities for Toddlers with Lots of Energy

LOVE this idea. Could use a simple wooden coat hanger with desired number or pegs from Hobby Lobby, or the like. Paint it to your liking, then find different colored rings for little loves to sort!!

This sensory board was made by an infant teacher at the Superior Children's Center in Tyler, TX. The different materials, textures and colors make it fun to look at and feel. This board is so versatile, it often moves from classroom to classroom giving many children a chance to touch and feel!

Here is a list of great books for 2 year olds!

Unexpected Toy Find!

5 Ways To Promote Pulling To Stand- from Pink Oatmeal

All ages gelatin sensory play! From Fun at Home with Kids

Toddler Color Sorting Craft

Frozen Gelatin Fossil Excavation - a twist on the classic ice excavation - it's freezing cold, a fun sensory experience, and safe for babies and toddlers!

Mini discovery boxes within treasure baskets - a way for babies (and toddlers) to safely enjoy little objects that are a choking hazard.

Nature activities for infants.

DIY easy catching game using re-purposed milk jugs!