One, Two, Three - Hey, That's Me!

12-18 Months

FromActivities for Responsive Caregiving,  Jean Barbre

What to have – A mirror Suggested Books – ABC I Like Me! by Nancy Carlson – Eyes, Nose, Fingers, and Toes: A First Book All About You by Judy Hindley – Ten Little Fingers by Annie Kubler – Two Eyes, a Nose, and a Mouth by Roberta Grobel Intrater

What to do Sit facing an older infant or toddler. First, verbally count and use your fingers, saying, “One, two, three.” Then point and identify the different parts of the child’s and your face, using the suggested chant. The child can use a mirror to look at herself. The repetition and rhythm of the chant provide early development of sense of self and personal identity. Read the suggested books, introduce the vocabulary words, and sing and chant with the children.

Why LEARNING OUTCOMES Social-Emotional Development - Sense of self - Personal identity – Relationships with adults Physical Development – Gross-motor skills Cognitive Development – Memory – Number awareness – Imitating others – Progression of play Language Development – Receptive language – Engaging in music, rhythm, and rhyme

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Activities for Responsive Caregiving: Infants, Toddlers, and Twos

By Jean Barbre Copyright 2013 12-18 Months

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