Toddlers are continuing their development in many ways, like physically, socially, emotionally, and are sharpening their cognitive skills. Each area is vital, and they all work together to help the child form a holistic, comprehensive, and healthy understanding of how to interact with and understand the world around them. As a part of their physical development, children in our program participate in different physical activities that help them get exercise and move confidently like run, climb, jump, throw, and catch. Social development includes learning how to get along with others, build social skills, language skills, and learn self-control. With the help of teachers, children will even learn how to resolve conflict during play.
During this time, toddlers will be learning a lot about themselves and how to express themselves in an appropriate manner. A lot of this will be covered in their emotional development, which allows them to understand their feelings and the feelings of others. Children will learn how to manage their own feelings as well as their behavior. Part of this development will be aided by language and literacy development, which helps your child understand various forms of communication and also replicate it. Skills like listening, talking, reading, and writing are all connected and will help your child in a multitude of ways.
Of course, children will also begin sharpening their cognitive abilities, which will help them think about concepts in a more complex way, will help them make decisions,and will help them solve problems. Our experienced teachers will help your toddler develop their thinking skills by providing materials that children can explore, offering suggestions that allow your child to play and think in a more complex manner, and ask questions about your child’s thinking.
Your toddler is developing all kinds of skills and knowledge that contribute to their understanding of the world around them and how they interact with it. Everything that your child learns with us will prepare them for the next step in their life, whether it is preschool, kindergarten, and beyond! For more information, or to schedule a tour at one of our locations in Blaine and Coon Rapids, contact us today. We look forward to seeing you!