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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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...)
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 Sensory Bin
House of Burke: (Guest Post) Sensory Saturday: Music Themed Sensory Bin
Music Themed Sensory Bin. Sensory feedback, calming. wood blocks, mallets, scratch blocks, mini xylophone, finger chimes, small music box.
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.
Pool Noodle Stringing Busy Bag. Toddler fine motor activity, hand/eye coordination TONS of Busy Bag ideas http://moneysavingmom.com/tag/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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Toddler Science Ideas
Celery Experiment, Learn How Plants Absorb Water in this Kids Science Project
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
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
The Early Childhood Cheat Sheet: Social/Emotional Activities for Toddlers 12-18months
Mirror Play Place a mirror low on a wall or use a hand held mirror so that your child can see themselves easily. Talk to your toddler about their reflection and who they see in the mirror Domain: Social & Emotional Development Indicator: SED22 The young toddler recognizes her or himself as a person separate from his/her family or cargivers.
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What makes your child laugh?
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"Haahaa! That was so funny" #Funny Face #3
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Fun sensory play idea made with fabric scraps and embroidery hoops.
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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 Reggio: A Colour and Light Collage
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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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.
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
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
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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 - Science World Report
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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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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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. They found that the motor area of the brain, which we use to produce speech, is very active in babies 7 to 12 months old when they listen to speech components.
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Baby Signs - Quick Reference Guide!
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Baby Sign Language - quick reference. Have to do this so my kids can talk to Schaffer!!!:)
Baby sign language. YES! Not only will baby learn Spanish but sign language too :)
Baby Sign Language. We used about 3 signs. Did anyone use more? #baby #signlanguage #parenting
20 Physical Activities for Toddlers with Lots of Energy
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Toddler activities for energizer kids.
Physical activities for toddlers that develop gross motor skills
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!
20 Physical Activities for kids 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
Brilliant! Coat rack ring toss. Simple to make, loads of fun, and great for practicing coordination and concentration, not to mention the patience of waiting in line for a turn!
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 childrens book on the list?
50 Books for 2 year olds by @Allison j.d.m j.d.m j.d.m j.d.m j.d.m @ No Time For Flash Cards . Many of these listed books will be featured in our Tot School this year on The Educators Spin On It!
Unexpected Toy Find!
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Unexpected toy ideas
cool jar toy
Unexpected Toy Find! A look at inner-directed free play for young children and household items they can use as toys.
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 materials that encourage it. Over the last 20 years I’ve observed hundreds of infants
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