Toddlers

An exciting world where toddlers can develop their independence, discover new objects and explore their powers to communicate.

Across the hallway, you’ll find toddlers from 2 to 3 years playing in light, sunny rooms where teddies and toys encourage development in a happy and relaxed atmosphere.

We provide the manageable challenges and relaxed environment that 2 to 3 years old need. Our highly-qualified staff understand the frequent changes in moods, interests, and capabilities and provide calm, consistent care and supportive teaching.

Activities

This area contains a selection of age-appropriate activities for children of all ages. Each activity has been developed with the child in mind - providing them with invaluable learning experiences and opportunities, whilst making fun memories! The activities specifically help to develop children’s gross and fine motor skills, confidence and allows them to explore their imagination and creativity.

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Description of activity

Cut a variety of your child’s favourite fruits (and perhaps some they are not so keen on!) into manageable sized pieces. Offer them on a plate with the straws. Demonstrate to your toddler how to push the fruit onto the straw to make a tasty snack!

Learning opportunities for the children

This activity will support children in their fine motor development. It may also encourage them to try new textures and tastes; food is a lot more fun when you’ve made it yourself!

Extensions for the activity

Your toddler may enjoy dipping their finished kebab in yogurt or using a spoon to drizzle on some honey! All of these activities will support in the development of their fine motor skills.

If threading the fruit is a bit difficult for your toddler, encourage them to make their own fruit salad by scooping prepared fruit into their own plastic cup.

You could even make a fruity fondue where you toddler can use a fork to get their fruit and then dip it into yogurt or even melted chocolate! Yummy!

Activity for you and your toddler

Resources needed

  • Plastic straws (good quality ones, so they will not bend too easily)
  • A variety of soft fruits such as bananas, strawberries, grapes, different types of melon.