At Shooting Stars Gloucester, the toddlers have been learning all about ‘Our World’ and what fun we’ve had!
Last week the toddlers explored the weather, in particular snow, ice and rain. They created snowflake pictures, watched and played in the rain, and rescued animals from giant blocks of ice! We learnt how to use tools safely and independently to break the animals free.
These activities led the children to question what type of habitats animals live in and where in the world they are. We will be following and supporting the children’s interests to learn more about ‘Our World’ over the coming weeks.
Physical development: Moving & Handling: 22-36 months:
- Shows control in holding and using jugs to pour, hammers, books and mark-making tools.
- May be beginning to show preference for dominant hand.
- Squats with steadiness to rest or play with object on the ground, and rises to feet without using hands
Understanding the world: The World: 22-36 months
- Enjoys playing with small-world models (small world animals in the ice)
Understanding the world: The World: 30-50 months
- Comments and asks questions about aspects of their familiar world such as the place where they live or the natural world.
- Can talk about some of the things they have observed such as plants, animals, natural and found objects
- Shows care and concern for living things and the environment.