He fell down and was so happy about it!
Clean hands were needed to play in the mud.
Mud is even better when you jump up and down in it.
Keeping our balance was tricky.
Our toddlers had been itching to play in this mud for weeks! So...we made sure we had extra clothes for everyone then put on our boots and headed out to play. The toddlers were unsure about what they could do at first- looking to Sarah and I with faces that said 'I can play in this?' Soon enough they were all in and all muddy.
Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards
Social and Emotional Development
Display signs of comfort when familiar adults are
nearby during play
Topic: Interactions with Adults
Seek assistance from familiar adults
Topic: Peer Interactions and Relationships
Engage in associative play with peers
Approaches toward Learning
Topic: Initiative and Curiosity
Experiment in the environment with purpose
Strand: Engagement and Persistence
Engage in self-initiated activities for sustained periods
Physical Well-Being and Motor 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
Topic: Sensory Motor
Use sensory information to guide movement to
Cognition and General Knowledge
Strand: Science Inquiry and Application
Engage in focused observations of objects and
events in the environment
Topic: Cause and Effect
Demonstrate understanding that events have a cause