We Go Together

12-18 Months

FromActivities for Responsive Caregiving,  Jean Barbre

What to have – A variety of items that go together or match (such as socks and shoes, mittens and hats, measuring spoons, and a pail and shovel) Suggested Books – On the Seashore by Anna Milborne and Erica-Jane Waters – Richard Scarry’s Best First Book Ever! by Richard Scarry – Richard Scarry’s What Do People Do All Day? by Richard Scarry – Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins – A Sock Is a Pocket for Your Toes: A Pocket Book by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon – Some Things Go Together by Charlotte Zolotow

What to do Share with children how some items go together. Show the items you have selected, and talk about what goes with what and why. When reading stories, show pictures of things that go together. When children are playing, point out things that go together—for example, paint and paintbrushes, puzzle boards and puzzle pieces, and wheels and cars. Read the suggested books, introduce the vocabulary words, and sing and chant with the children.

Why LEARNING OUTCOMES Social-Emotional Development – Sense of self – Relationships with adults – Relationships with peers – Sharing Physical Development – Perception – Fine-motor skills Cognitive Development – Memory – Spatial awareness – Connecting experiences – Number awareness – Imitating others Language Development - Receptive language - Expressive language – Connecting words with real-world knowledge – Concept words

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Activities for Responsive Caregiving: Infants, Toddlers, and Twos

By Jean Barbre Copyright 2013 12-18 Months

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