Toddler Room

Children aged 24 months to 36 months

In our Toddler room we can see that the children's communication skills have grown and they are now really showing, and striving for, their own independence. Childcare professionals must lead by example and encourage this strive for independence in a positive way with the children in our care.

Children at this age are generally more active than at any other point in their lives. You will notice them running, jumping and climbing quite a bit and showing an interest in taking items apart and putting them back together again. They will start to make lots of little friends and will enjoy taking part in group learning. During this time, we will also work with you to toilet-train your child when you decide the time is right.

The Learning Tree provides an environment and activities that facilitate these needs with:

  • Table top activities that promote a wide variety of skills (puzzles, play dough, messy play, painting, drawing with crayons and chalk)
  • Free play to further develop social interactions and build on growing friendships (dress up, home corner, quiet area, dolls, prams and puppets etc.)
  • Music and Movement again promotes social interactions but also helps with physical development of both fine and gross motor skills
  • Constructive and Manipulative play (gluing, beading, threading, straws)
  • Floor activities (building blocks, animals, cars, trains, floor puzzles)
  • Outdoor play helps the children release any built- up energy in a positive way (all outdoor games and activities will be age appropriate and most importantly fun for all the children involved).