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Lets take a break from learning about the specific domains and components for infants and toddlers and learn how we can implement them in our daily activities. As part of the infants and toddlers social and emotional development there are several activities we can do on a daily basis with the children. The first thing we should always do when an infant or toddler enter our program is let them greet each child in the morning by their first name. So if Maci comes in we should go around the room and say hi Steele, Jackson, Weston, etc…. If we do this on a daily basis an infant will eventually be able to identify children when we say their name. Another activity we can do is hold the child on our lap and read a book or two from the current theme you are teaching. Point out pictures to the child and tell the child what each object is. (This may get frustrating at times because the infant will reach for the book and take it away. Just be patient and keep trying.)

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Next, talk with the child, look him or her in the eyes and encourage them to coo or talk back to you. Keep a daily schedule with the child, such as meal times, naps etc..

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The sooner the child learns about a daily schedule the better. 🙂 No matter what the age of the child always encourage them, don’t always point out the negative, make sure to point out the positive and give them praise often.

6 Responses to “Activities

  • Hannah Ehalt
    2 years ago

    I really liked the book reading idea. I love reading books, and I know that when I was a kid that was one of my favorite activities. Pointing out and describing the pictures is also very good! You have amazing pictures by the way 🙂

  • Jill Anderson
    2 years ago

    Your posting on activities is a wonderful reminder how even a simple activity like reading to an infant or toddler can have a huge impact on their future reading experiences. In my last blog posting I mentioned how the most important thing parents can do with their child is to read to them. Even if it is only 15 minutes a day. Having early exposure to reading at a young age only sets them up for a successful reading experience as they go through school years. Thank you for sharing the activity of greeting each child by their first name in the morning on a daily basis. This and the other activities reminded me of the importance of routine for children. Young children thrive in an environment that is predictable and familiar to them, and having a daily schedule of routines helps them in this area. Great ideas!

  • Jill Anderson
    2 years ago

    Your posting on activities is a wonderful reminder how even a simple activity like reading to an infant or toddler can have a huge impact on their future reading experiences. In my last blog posting I mentioned how the most important thing parents can do with their child is to read to them. Even if it is only 15 minutes a day. Having exposure to reading at a young age only sets them up for a successful reading experience as they go through school years. Thank you for sharing the activity of greeting each child by their first name in the morning on a daily basis. This and the other activities reminds me of the importance of routine for children. Young children thrive in an environment that is predictable and familiar to them, and having a daily schedule of routines helps them in this area. Great ideas!

  • Your posting on activities is a wonderful reminder how even a simple activity like reading to an infant or toddler can have a huge impact on their future reading experiences. In my last blog posting I mentioned how the most important thing parents can do with their child is to read to them. Even if it is only 15 minutes a day. Having exposure to reading at a young age only sets them up for a successful reading experience as they go through school. Thank you for sharing the activity of greeting each child by their first name in the morning on a daily basis. Your posting on activities reminded me of the importance of routine for children. Young children thrive in an environment that is predictable and familiar to them, and having a daily schedule of routines helps them in this area. Great ideas!

  • Jill Anderson
    2 years ago

    Your posting on activities is a wonderful reminder of how even a simple activity, like reading to an infant or toddler can have a huge impact on their future reading experiences. In my last blog posting I mentioned how the most important thing parents can do with their child is to read to them. Even if it is only 15 minutes a day. Having early exposure to reading at a young age only sets them up for a successful reading experience as they go through school. Thank you for sharing the activity of greeting each child by their first name in the morning on a daily basis. Your posting on this activity and other ones reminds me of the importance of routine for children. Young children thrive in an environment that is predictable and familiar to them, and having a daily schedule of routines helps them in this area. Great idea!

  • Melissa Heidgerken
    2 years ago

    A schedule can be so important to children! I used to be an Infant room teacher and this is one thing I was always sure to keep on track. Whenever we would get off track of the schedules you could instantly tell by the behavior of the children. I really enjoyed your article because often times people say, “what can you possibly teach babies?” or “don’t you just play all day.” When in fact there is so much more learning going on than many can see!

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