Infants and Toddlers
youngest children, we focus on the three R's; routine, relationships and
reading. Our curriculum for this age
group is teacher driven and modified to allow each child to set their own
schedule. Young children are reassured
and find comfort in routines. In other words, they have a need to know what to
expect when aware from their parents. We build confidence and help to comfort
when routines are established and followed. A large part of comforting young
children is building relationships with adults they can trust when away from
their parents. And lastly, we begin to introduce children to reading by
exposing them to books at an early age. Here are some tips to help expose your
child to reading while at home:
- Snuggle up
with your baby! The baby will feel secure from being close and hearing
- It is OK
to let your baby touch and hold the book.
books with simple, clear pictures. Babies like faces and bold, high
songs and simple soothing text appeal to babies.
love book sharing even if they do not sit still for long.
books that are predictable, repetitive, or encourage sound/movement.
your toddler to make sounds and movement to describe the story!
take comfort in routine and repetition. Try to find a consistent time
and/or place to share books.
Tips Courtesy of Raising A Reader,