learning objectives for toddlers
body awareness + motor development
Experiments with different ways of moving.
Experiments with different ways of balancing.
Manipulates balls or similar objects with stiff body movements.
fine-motor strength and coordination
Uses fingers and whole-arm movements to manipulate and explore objects.
Grips drawing and writing tools with whole hand but may use whole-arm movements to make marks.
learning healthy habits
Indicates needs and wants and participates in self-care needs
Demonstrates emerging food preferences and willingness to try new foods
Demonstrates emerging awareness of good health routines
Shows emerging ability to use simple strategies to cope with own emotions and self-calm
Demonstrates beginning ability to follow safety rules and emergency routines
Shows emerging ability to identify ways adults help keep us safe and asks for assistance
Responds appropriately to redirection by adults in order to avoid unsafe situations
making good choices
Demonstrates beginning flexibility in a variety of situations, tasks, activities, and problem-solving
Displays understanding of engaging in routines, rules, and prosocial behavior with teacher support
Begins to understand consequences of own actions with adult support