Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Toddlers and Tape

We placed two lines of masking tape parallel to each other on our classroom floor and encouraged the children to move on and over the tape in different ways. Soon they did not need us to give them ideas. They were moving in ways that they came up with on their own and showing each other new things to do.

Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards

Social and Emotional Development
             Strand: Relationships
                        Topic: Peer interactions and Relationships
                                   Engage in associative play with peers.

Approaches toward Learning
             Strand: Initiative
                         Topic:  Initiative and Curiosity
                                      Experiment in the environment with purpose
             Strand: Attention and Persistence
                         Topic:  Persistence
                                     Engage in self initiated activities for sustained periods of time

Well-Being and Physical Development
             Strand: Motor Development
                        Topic: Large Muscle, Balance and Coordination
                                   Use locomotor skills with increasing coordination
                                    and balance
                                   Use a variety of non-locomotor body movements
                                   during play

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