101 play-based activities to begin a lifetime of learning
Very young children are rapidly changing and eagerly discovering their worlds. As a responsive caregiver, you support children's development and create a nurturing environment filled with opportunities for them to joyfully explore, learn, and grow. Activities for Responsive Caregiving provides more than 100 play-based activities to help infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds develop the skills they need to become active, happy lifelong learners. Each activity is easy to implement, engages children in playful experiences, and emphasizes primary and secondary learning outcomes in social-emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development. Use this book to strengthen your understanding about how children grow and create countless moments of nurturing through developmentally appropriate learning experiences.
Learn more about the best practices to support young children's growth and development in Foundations of Responsive Caregiving: Infants, Toddlers, and Twos.
Support children during their earliest, most critical years
Infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds grow best when they are loved, cared for, and valued as unique individuals. This book will help you provide children with high-quality care in a responsive learning environment. You will learn how to apply theories of child development to your own practices, build strong relationships with children, and support their social-emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development. You will also learn how your role in the lives of young children makes a tremendous difference in their growth and development.
The strategies and tips inside reflect six key principles:
- Responsive caregiving is essential to children's growth and development
- Trust is the cornerstone of healthy relationships
- Children need stable and secure early care and learning environments
- Children are ready and eager to learn
- Play is central to children's learning
- Responsive caregivers collaborate with families to support children's growth and development
Put these practices into action and support early learning with Activities for Responsive Caregiving: Infants, Toddlers, and Twos.
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Set up your setting to be a high-quality learning environment where responsive caregiving and play-based activities support the youngest children. Foundations of Responsive Caregiving will help you apply theories of child development to your own practices, build strong relationships with children, and support their social-emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development. Activities for Responsive Caregiving provides 101 play-based activities that engage children and emphasize primary and secondary learning outcomes in social-emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development.
This set includes one copy each of Foundations of Responsive Caregiving and Activities for Responsive Caregiving.
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