Developmental milestones are things that most children do by a certain age. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave and move.
During the toddler stage they will experience a huge thinking, learning, social and emotional change that will help them to explore their world.
Here at Chatham School House, toddlers develop friendships, curiosity and self esteem through a safe, nurturing home like environment.
Each week there is a different theme of learning filled with fun hands on activities and teacher resources. The activities will help them grow and develop both cognitively and socially.
Some of the skills developed during the toddler years are as followed:
-balances 1 to 2 seconds on one foot
-climbs onto and down furniture
-bends over without falling
-kicks ball forward
-both feet on step going up and down stairs
-throws a ball over head
Fine Motor Skills
-working with large piece puzzles
-works with large blocks
-works with giant beads
-understands language more than they can express
-points to things or pictures when they are named
-speaks in 2 to 4 word sentences
-follows simple instructions
-repeats words overheard in conversations
-points to things/pictures in books
Cognitive Skills (learning, thinking, problem solving)
-find things that are hidden
-sort shapes and colors
-build towers of 4 or more blocks
-uses one hand more than the other
-follows two-step instructions
-names items in a picture book
-gets excited when with other children
-shows more and more independence
-plays mainly beside other children but beginning to include others