Toddler Room – Age range – 2 to 3 years
Once your child beomes 2 years old we extend our activities to foster the independence skills that they are striving for. These activities will help promote the children’s fine motor skills, hand-eye-coordination, communication, language and social skills and preferences. The children learn to pour their own drinks, serve their own food at mealtimes and wipe their own face and hands. Toddlers predominantly play freely and can use their imagination for role-play activities, music and dance and are encouraged to self-select toys from units that are at their height level. Nursery nurses will encourage children to join in some adult-led activities such as story-time or creative art. Toddlers additionally have daily opportunities to play indoors or outdoors. In warm weather,sometimes the children are having a little picnic at snack time or tea time in the park.
The toddler room always has a cosy book corner, which is used by the children for small group story times as well as individual book sharing and quiet times. This helps to promote language development and a love of books.
Examples of some of the activities included are: painting, sand & water, junk modelling, collage, playdough and construction play such as building blocks and sticklebricks. We have a range of dressing up toys and our role-play area is usually a play kitchen as we find that’s what 2 year old’s love the best!
When your child is ready we will work with you to encourage potty training. Until that time we ask that you provide nappies, wet wipes and a change of clothes for your child. Wellington boots are a good idea for wet weather as we let the children play outdoors all year long.