This book opens the door to teaching infants, toddlers and two-year-olds using an array of activities organized and framed by overviews of developmental domains. Simple Steps shows, step-by-step how to encourage young children to develop new skills, practice these skills, and move forward at their own pace. It provides easy-to-follow explanations of key developmental stages in a young child's life, and contains chapters on developing curriculum, working with parents, creating a learning environment, dealing with challenging behaviors, and establishing workshops. For teachers, parents, and early childhood professionals completing their infant/toddler program.
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Open the door to teaching infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds successfully with these 300 activities linked to the latest development in child development. Observe what your children are already doing, then give them varied opportunities to develop at their own pace. Simple Steps outlines a typical development sequence in ten domains: social/emotional, fine motor, gross motor, language, cognitive, sensory, nature, music and movement, creativity, and dramatic play. Chapters on appropriate curriculum development and creating a positive learning environment are also included. The activities offer children the opportunity to practice new skills in a developmentally appropriate way.From the Back Cover:
Over 300 activities (and hundreds of variations) based on the developmental needs of infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds.
Easy-to-follow explanations of key developmental stages in a young child's life will help teachers know what activities are developmentally appropriate. Chapters on developing curriculum, working with parents, creating a learning environment, and dealing with challenging behaviors will help early childhood professionals complete their infant/toddler programs.
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