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Monday
Oct172011

Toddler in the Home...

What to do with a toddler in the home? The possibilities are endless! Trudy and John Shepard, co-administrators of UMA, enjoy time in the kitchen with their 2-year-old grand daughter, Awa Shepard Thiam. Be sure to read about the developmental benefits at the bottom of the page!

Exploring:

Pouring:

Squeezing:

 

Scooping, Wiping:

The Joy of Bubble Beating!

 

So what's happening here, besides a whole lot of FUN?!

Direct - Development of... 

  • Independence
  • Concentration
  • Hand-eye Coordination
  • Large/small motor movement
  • Order
  • Self confidence
  • Joy of learning through exploration

Indirect - Understanding of..

  • Spatial relationship
  • Size and volume

Preparation for... 

  • Math (measuring)
  • Writing (muscular control)
  • Reading (eye-hand coordination)
  • Vocabulary (empty, full, wet, dry, squeeze, pour...)

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