For Teachers: Infant/Toddler Activities
Activities for teachers to lead in the infant & toddler classrooms
What a colorful and creative pom-pom run (cardboard tubes, egg cartons, pie tins, baby food snack containers, ribbon spools. Many hours of exploration and fun!
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Tubeapalooza: Paper towel tube ramps... Taking it to the next level. Raid the recycle bin and give ramp options galore! (paper towel tubes, toilet paper tubes, egg cartons, pie tins, baby food snack containers, ribbon spools...) Love love love!!!
musical parachute play for little ones - love the boa constrictor song!
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dance = bailar :) musical parachute play for little ones - love the boa constrictor song!
Parachute Music play
Irresistible Ideas for play based learning: Parachute Fun
Parachute ideas - especially love using the boa constrictor by Shel Silverstein
And Next Comes L: Music Themed Sensory Bin
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The children will become familiar with things that make music and how to write music through sensory play FA.1.50 Delight in touch and feel of materials rather than what is being produced.
Music Themed Sensory Bin. Sensory feedback, calming. wood blocks, mallets, scratch blocks, mini xylophone, finger chimes, small music box.
House of Burke: (Guest Post) Sensory Saturday: Music Themed Sensory Bin
Pool Noodle Stringing Busy Bag. Toddler fine motor activity, hand/eye coordination
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pool noodle stringing (lots of good toddler activities on site)
Pool Noodle Stringing Busy Bag. Toddler fine motor and hand/eye coordination activity for fine motor skills center.
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Pool Noodle Stringing Busy Bag. Toddler fine motor activity, hand/eye coordination. Link to other busy bag ideas
Toddler Science: Celery Experiment, Learn about Plants and How They Absorb Water in This Science Project for Kids
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You can also use Queen anne's Lace or Carnations if you're worried about food. Toddler Science: Celery Experiment, Learn about Plants and How They Absorb Water in This Science Project for Kids
Toddler Science: The Celery Experiment: Learn How Plants Absorb Water and Grow with this fun science project.
Toddler Science Ideas
celery experiment book
The Early Childhood Cheat Sheet: Social/Emotional Activities for Toddlers 12-18months (activities for promoting social/emotional development)
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Social emotional activities
Good article with activities how to help your child with their social and emotional development. It includes materials needed and directions on how to do each activity. The ELG for this article is SED22: The young toddler recognizes her or himself as a person separate from his/her family or caregivers.
Another pinner: ISSUU - Planning Environments and Materials That Respond to Young Children's Lively Minds by NAEYC
Another pinner: ISSUU - Planning Environments and Materials That Respond to Young Children's Lively Minds by NAEYC
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What makes your child laugh?
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"Haahaa! That was so funny" #Funny Face #3
Happy Big Laughing 7-month Old African American Baby Boy Stock ...
DIY Sensory Boards for Babies and Toddlers
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Fun sensory play idea made with fabric scraps and embroidery hoops.
7 month toy/ sensory play How to make two different kinds of DIY Sensory Boards for babies/toddlers FUN AT HOME WITH KIDS
DIY Sensory Boards for Babies and Toddlers from Fun at Home with Kids: Fabric Wall Using Plastic Embroidery Hoops
DIY Sensory Wall for baby. Tuck different fabric scraps in embroidery hoops and attach to wall where they can reach - make in basement "kid zone"!
Reggio: A Colour and Light Collage - contact paper and cellophane on the OHP
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reggio using OHP colour and light collage. Contact paper and cellophane - could also be done on a light table.
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.
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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.
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Fall craft and art project for kids: smoosh and stamp pumpkins.
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smoosh and stamp pumpkins - happy hooligans - art technique for kids
Do you know about this App? Let's Play - A free parenting app from ZERO TO THREE
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Have you tried the Let's Play App from ZERO TO THREE? It's FREE to download from both the Google Play and iTunes Store! Choose fun activities that promote early learning for your child. www.greatlakesbaymoms.com
0-3 Early Intervention App, ideas for parents
Let's Play - A free parenting app from ZERO TO THREE: Fun activities organized by age and routine, for parents to use to support their young child's early learning.
Click on this site rather than searching for it on app store. Loaded with activities for each age group 0-5 that are playful and geared for development. Zero to Three is a great website, sign up for newsletter too by your child's age.
Being Exposed to Two Languages May Increase Cognitive Benefits in Babies from Science World Report
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Preterm Children's Brains May Catch Up by the Time They're Teenagers #NICU
Being Exposed to Two Languages May Increase Cognitive Benefits in Babies
Neuroscientists Discover Key Gene to Language: The Origins of Speech
Bilingual babies may have a cognitive advantage
Encouraging Your Baby's Babbling May Speed Language Development...suggestions here apply to infant caregivers as well.
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Encouraging Your Baby's Babbling May Speed Language Development - "When parents listened and responded to a baby's babbling, infants began to form complex sounds. The babies whose parents responded to babbling also started using language more quickly, according to the study published recently in the journal Infancy."
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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
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From our July 2014 Developmental Psychology Newsletter >> What's Going On In There? How Babies' Brains Practice Speech: Using what looks like a hair dryer from Mars, researchers from the University of Washington have taken the most precise peeks yet into the fireworks display of neural activity that occurs when infants listen to people speak. - NPR
Language & babies. How their brains practice speech prior to their first spoken words!
neurosciencestuff: Months before their first words, babies’ brains rehearse speech mechanics Infants can tell the difference between sounds...
Baby Signs - Quick Reference Guide!
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Teach your kids to sign when they are too young to talk Home School Freesource: American Sign Language - Baby Sign Language
Baby Sign Language - Quick Reference Guide (for the future)
Baby Sign Language - Quick Reference Guide, I dont have kids and I dont plan on having them soon but I think baby sign language is the cutest thing ever!!!
Baby Sign Language "cheat sheet" - we use these all the time for language development in our infant and toddler classrooms. Helps immensely
Baby sign language. #baby #signlanguage
20 Physical Activities for Toddlers with Lots of Energy
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20 physical activities to get toddlers moving!
Toddler activities for energizer kids.
20 Physical Activities for Toddlers with Lots of Energy. Great ideas for the boys!
Lots of energy burning activities -- physical activities for toddlers. 20 activities!
Kids: 20 Physical 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!!
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Sorting Color Rings! need to find or make nice bright color rings.
DIY Ring Sorter
DIY: Sorting Color Rings
DIY sorting rings. - shower curtain rings of different colors!
DIY sorting rings with colorful hair ties, pegs, slab of wood, basket to store. Snap...done!
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!
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try it with baby food caps and magnets 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!
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50 awesome books for 2 year olds. Is your favorite children's book on the list?.
Unexpected Toy Find!
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Unexpected toy ideas
I’m a play geek. Ever since I first recognized the value of inner-directed free play for young children, I’ve been hooked on providing the environments and
cool jar toy
Unexpected Toy Find! A look at inner-directed free play for young children and household items they can use as toys.
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