Understanding Toddlers

Toddlers are at a very special time of life. Their minds, bodies, and emotions go through many changes from the ages of 12 to 36 months. Toddlers understand the world in a very different way than adults and older children do. When you know what to expect and what not to expect of the toddlers in your care, it can help you become a better child care practitioner. (K1.5 C1, CDA8) 2 hours

Lesson objectives

  • Identify activities for toddlers that help development of sensory, physical, language, and social skills.
  • Discover ways to help toddlers through sharing and waiting times in child care.
  • Describe ways to help toddlers feel a sense of control and independence while keeping them safe.