Infant – 18 month Curriculum:
children are learning their environment through experimentation and exploration.
- Share songs and finger play with rhyme and repetition.
- Use self-talk throughout the day to boost vocabulary and model language skills.
- Read books and tell stories using illustration throughout the day. When age appropriate, provide children with the opportunity to explore books independently
- Provide opportunities for children to explore drawing, writing and painting as a way of communicating.
- Children will start to learn baby sign-language to express their wants, needs, and desires
- Provide items to each infant to demonstrate different textures, shapes, sizes and colors.
- Read stories and sing songs that include counting and numbers.
- Provide small tunnels or boxes for infants to crawl through.
- When age appropriate, teach children how to match shapes, colors, and difference sizes (compare and contrast)
- Establish daily routines.
Children learn through seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting (not until after 18 months) and touching which are all key factors to a meaningful learning experience.
- Provide toys for infants to touch and explore the different options
- Play peekaboo and other hands-on activities with your infant.
- Spend time outdoors with infants to teach them about the sights and sounds they see in nature, allowing them to explore and react to outdoor surfaces and changes in weather.
- Create opportunities for infants to observe and experience their environment, both inside and out, using all five senses.
- Provide experiences with toys that foster the understanding of cause and effect.
Simple, but powerful interactions boost an infant’s brain development and makes them feel safe and secure in our care.
- Respond to an infant’s smiles, coos, babbles and cries.
- Hold, sit or lie on the floor with infants to be close to them during playtimes.
- Acknowledge infants’ emotions by using words to show expressions
- Create opportunities for infants to observe and interact with other infants in the environment.
- Provide infants with floor time to explore their environment, watch others and grasp toys.
- Assist with their fine and gross motor skills
- Encourage infants to roll over, sit up or crawl towards people or toys.
- Provide opportunities for infants to begin to learn to feed themselves.
- Technology is more than computers, smartphones, and other electronic devices. By true definition for any age level, technology is anything that has been created by humans. Crayons, paints, paper, scissors, markers, dough, cardboard, blocks, etc. should be the technological focus for infant and toddler programs. Technology is more than our electronic devise by definition it is anything that has been created by humans. In our infant program, children are using crayons, finger paints, paper to engage in creative activities on a daily basis.
- Children start to engage in hands on activities after they have reached the age of 18 months when they are able to walk flauntingly around the room.
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