Round About

12-18 Months

FromActivities for Responsive Caregiving,  Jean Barbre

What to have – Wood blocks – A medium-size box – An assortment of different-size, too-large-to-be-swallowed round and circular objects (such as balls, stacking rings, cups, and bottles) Suggested Books – ABCDrive! by Naomi Howland – Dig Dig Digging by Margaret Mayo – Gray Rabbit’s Odd One Out by Alan Baker – Opposites by Sandra Boynton

What to do Show children the round objects in the box and begin to describe them. Encourage the children to feel the objects and roll them on the table or floor. Use wood blocks to create a ramp for items to roll down. Read the suggested books, introduce the vocabulary words, and sing and chant with the children.

Why LEARNING OUTCOMES Social-Emotional Development – Relationships with adults – Sharing Physical Development – Perception – Fine-motor skills Cognitive Development - Spatial awareness - Connecting experiences – Cause and effect – Memory – Imitating others – Progression of play Language Development – Receptive language – Expressive language – Connecting words with real-world knowledge – Concept words – Using language in play

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Activities for Responsive Caregiving: Infants, Toddlers, and Twos

By Jean Barbre Copyright 2013 12-18 Months

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