When your child reaches the toddler stage, they have reached their first milestone. They are no longer infants and have grown into the mobile stage where they begin to investigate and explore the world around them. Toddler children are capable of intense periods of concentration. Toddlers absorb knowledge from everything they see and do.
At Gwillimbury Hills Daycare and Montessori, our energetic and caring teachers encourage and gently guide each toddler through this important exploratory and discovery stage. knowledgeable educators provide a program that meets each child’s needs during this formative period of development.
Your child will be exposed to a quiet playing and reading area. In this area, your child can choose to participate independently in a range of logic games and puzzles, and many more stimulating activities that allow them to develop. To an adult their “work” might look like play, but to a Toddler, it is an extraordinary learning period requiring all of their concentration. The classroom environment is designed to allow them to build trust and to instill a love of learning. Learning self-help skills is an important part of the toddler curriculum. Toddlers step into a loving, warm space where everything, from the furniture to the sensory materials- has been created with their rapid growth in mind. A very small teacher-student ratio of 1:5 ensures that each child is given the care he or she needs.
Toddlers will experience following activities:
- Interactive play, music, and dance.
- Outdoor time encourages social engagement in plenty of fresh air and sunshine.
- Age-appropriate fitness toys and activities keep toddlers on the move.
- Practical life and self-help activities such as using spoon, washing hands, picking up after themselves, dress and undress themselves, toilet themselves and clean up after themselves.
- Sensory work such as cutting, pasting, puzzles, sewing, sorting and painting to develop different senses and motor skills.
- Sharing with their peers and helping them are taught to this age group in order to foster sociality assimilation.
- Language development using materials such as language cards, songs, books and poems.
- Beginning with social skills, toddlers will participate in short group circle times.
- Engagement in imaginary play, creative arts and a colorful assortment of reading options.
- Potty training and beginner daily life skills.
- A daily nap and quiet, soothing books help unwind a busy toddler.
Toddlers will develop following skills:
- Eye-hand coordination
- Self-confidence and feel comfortable with new people and places
- Vocabulary and Language skills
- Social skills, sharing and caring
- Practical Life skills
- Grace and courtesy
- Independently care for themselves, others and the classroom environment
- Fine and gross motor skills
- Decision making skills
- Problem solving skills
- Sensorial Skills (Development of Visual Sense, chromatic Sense, Auditory Sense, Tactile Sense, Olfactory sense, Gustatory Sense and discrimination of shape)