8 How Is the Understanding Toddlers and Twos Workbook Designed for Training?
The workbook is designed so participants will
Experience active learning by participating in discussions, solving problems,
applying new knowledge to their current work situation, and getting
re-energized about working in the early childhood field
Connect their current knowledge with the new material and have opportunities
to talk about and share common concerns and issues regarding team building
Gain practical knowledge and tips that they can begin using in their programs
immediately How to Use Understanding Toddlers and Twos in Trainings?
You can use this book for a variety of training needs and situations. Here are some
examples: Group of teachers from a classroom
Partnership of several programs
Lunch and learn
How Much Do You Understand about Toddlers?
Take the following self-assessment to see how much you understand about
toddlers. With toddlers’ on-the-go approach to life and seemingly independent
spirit, it’s easy for early childhood professionals to think you know them. As a
veteran early childhood professional, when I created the self-assessment, I was
reminded and amazed about toddler development and surprised me to learn
through research a few things I didn’t know. As you read each of the statements
below and circle the frequency that best describes your understanding of tod-
dlers, try to focus on how this information can help you improve your interac-
tions with them. Be honest with yourself. Just because you know something is
good for toddlers doesn’t mean you always do it. Understanding your current