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Learning to Relate to and Interact
with the Environment
Looking at Toys in the Classroom
Area: Classroom Community
Developmental Objectives
z z to promote development and learning within the classroom community
z z to promote awareness and exploration
Instructions z z Place the infant on her tummy in a safe area
z z Next, put it in front of the infant.

and put a small stuffed animal or toy to the
side where she can see it.

z z After a few minutes, move the toy to the
other side of the infant.

z z Talk with the baby about the toy and en-
courage her to raise her head and look at it.

Extensions/Modifications z z Change her location in the room so she
z z Use different types of toys and objects that
experiences a different view of things.

z z Describe to and talk with her about what
she sees.

vary in size and color for the infant to look at
and try to reach for.

z z Move objects closer or farther away to
change the way they look to her.

Lying on the Floor and Looking at Another Infant in a Mirror
Area: Classroom Community
Developmental Objectives
z z to develop connectedness to others within the classroom community
z z to promote a sense of belonging to a classroom community
Instructions z z Securely attach an unbreakable mirror to
z z During floor time, place two infants side by
the wall at floor level.

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