Category Archives: Toddlers

New Friends, New Ideas – September 3-4, 2019

Last week we had the privilege of welcoming some new friends into our classroom, but it also meant saying goodbye to our old toddlers. This week Gill and I welcomed in  some more friends and with them some new ideas and concepts to explore. Our toddlers have begun to take a keen interest in ramps…
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New Beginnings Aug. 29, 2019

It is a time of year when older toddlers are moving up to the junior room and new children our joining our toddler family. We as educators, are supporting their brave transition into our learning environment. This is a time to support their well being and build strong trusting relationships with each and every child.…
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Getting Creative – August 20-21, 2019

Out of all the different textures and substances we've introduced our toddlers to, there hasn't been as much of a phenomenon as there is with puffy glue. The toddlers find the combination of glue with shaving cream and food colouring to be such an exciting experience. Some of the toddlers like the mixing process where…
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Grocery Shopping! Aug. 14, 2019

The children's interest in grocery shopping continues and we are supporting this interest based on how they  are using the materials. If  you recall the first time we set the grocery store up, the children were eager to actually eat the items inside the boxes and were disappointed to discover that they were empty. This…
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Squishy Water Balloons – August 5-9, 2019

With this hot weather, we are always brainstorming new ways to explore water with the toddlers outside. Last week we introduced the toddlers to water balloons and they loved it. So this week we brought them back and again the curiosity emerged once more, bringing about new exploration and discoveries for us to learn. Of…
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Grocery Shopping! July 31, 2019

Last week some children role played grocery shopping in the classroom. I thought we could extend it this week by creating a grocery shopping area and real items to purchase. I set up a shelf outside the classroom with  a variety of food items and offered real grocery bags for the tods to use. They were…
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Water Balls, Outdoor Fun and Grocery Shopping July 25, 2019

The toddlers have loved the addition of soft and squishy water balls to the classroom last week the driver seemed to be destroying the balls, so this week we added marbles to the Ziploc bags to create contrast and comparison.   The marbles created more of challenge to destroy the water balls, which increased engagement…
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