Curious Minds LLC Toddler classes intend to adhere to Early Childhood Indicators of Progress: Minnesota’s Early Learning Guidelines for Birth to 3.
Our toddler activities foster:
- ✔ Social and Emotional Development: Trust and Emotional Security, Self-Awareness, Self-Regulation, Relationships with Other Children
- ✔ Language Development and Communication: Listening and Understanding, Communicating and Speaking, Emergent Literacy
- ✔ Cognitive Development: Exploration and Discovery, Memory, Problem Solving, Imitation and Symbolic Play
- ✔ Physical and Motor Development: Gross Motor Development, Fine Motor Development, Physical Health and Well-Being
Classes run approximately 30 min.
“Toddlers between 18 months and 36 months have increased ability to influence their environments in many ways, including verbal language and physical actions to obtain more of the things they need or want, which in turn enhances their development in other areas. Toddlers are seeking new ways to increase their assertiveness and independence while also receiving reassurance and support from others who share in their adventures.” Early Childhood Indicators of Progress: Minnesota’s Early Learning Guidelines for Birth to 3 View the PDF online
All About Me!
What makes us grow and be healthy? What makes each of us unique? Explore physical characteristics of what makes each of us unique and make a mini-me to bring home.
Above ground, below ground, high in a tree or under a rock. We’ll explore animal homes of all kinds then create a unique animal home of your own.
Did you know Antarctica is the world’s largest desert? Discover the habitat and characteristics of the emperor penguin and blue whale through hands-on fun and physical activity.
How big is a black bear paw? What does a black bears fur feel like; soft or rough? We’ll touch real fur and compare our hand to that of a real black bear paw replica as we discover black bear habitat.
Fins, Furs and Feathers
Are all feathers water resistant? How does an animal stay warm in winter? Students examine the textures of animal coverings and create a unique animal mask to bring home.
Nature Paint Prints
Does nature supply us with tools to build and create with? Sights, sounds and textures are explored and art is created using objects found in nature.
Ramps and Balls
Are all balls created equal? Why do some bounce and some do not? Students explore the size and shape of balls and how the height of a ramp may effect the speed and distance the ball rolls.
Explore modes of transportation and make art with the tracks made by vehicles.
Ugh a Bug!
Discover the difference between an insect and a bug. Go on a camouflage bug hunt and create and insect to bring home.