During the first three years of life, children begin creating a picture of who they are, what they can do, and what they feel. The picture that children create will affect every area of their development. The Arkansas Framework for Infant and Toddler Care contains information about each developmental strand and how the strands intertwine with each other. Consider reviewing the Framework as a foundation for using the Adventures for Toddlers curriculum with your children.
During the first 18 months of life, children are usually referred to as young infants (birth to 8 months) and mobile infants (8 to 18 months). Children between the ages of 18 and 36 months are usually called toddlers. While each toddler is a unique individual, normally developing toddlers share many common characteristics. They are beginning to assert their independence. They are learning to do many things for themselves and to make simple choices. They use language to refer to themselves and others and to express a need. They can learn to use words to express their feelings.
Toddlers are becoming aware of their bodies and what their bodies can do. The five senses of touch, taste, smell, seeing and hearing are the information-gathering tools of toddlers. Through their senses, toddlers get in touch with their world.
Through both planned and spontaneous experiences, caregivers can provide opportunities for toddlers to discover many things about themselves, their world and others in their lives.
Check out the full About Me curriculum using the links below:
About Me Pages 1-10 (PDF)
About Me Pages 11-20 (PDF)
About Me Pages 21-30 (PDF)
About Me Pages 30-53 (PDF)
About Me Pages 54-69 (PDF)
About Me Pages 70-87 (PDF)
About Me Pages 88-100 (PDF)
About Me Pages 101-114 (PDF)
About Me Full 114 Page Document (PDF)
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