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Nursery rhyme time and the play cube for the infant

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Nursery rhyme time and the play cube for the Infant Room are geared toward education. At this early stage it is important to provide as many learning opportunities as possible. Development is rapid in the first few stages of life and it is vital to use the time as productively as possible. By incorporating fun speech patterns to engage the children through rhyme time not only are we promoting budding language skills we are also providing infants with facial cues that will help when they begin to actively socialize. While many of these children will likely be talked to at home as well as in our care, for those who are being raised in a single parent household, or even a dual parent household where both parents work, our caregivers may provide the most contact these children will receive. ROOM #2 – Toddler Room Music Time will consist of age appropriate songs played for 30-60 minutes while promoting our mobile toddlers to dance and sing. Encouraging additional types of movement beyond just running and jumping can also help develop children’s cognitive abilities as well.
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COMMUNITY CENTER 4 In a 2005 study of Illinois children, researchers found that aerobic fitness, usually a result of being more physically active, was positively associated with cognitive function. (Hillman, Castelli, Buck 2005) In addition to this enhancing cognitive function it would also lay the foundations for furthering coordination and balance. Reading time Spending time reading a book or story while the children lay down for nap time, sit in a circle with their favorite stuffed animal or to wind down at the end of play time. Reading to young children is proven to improve and help along the process of cognitive development. Cognitive development is the emergence of the ability to think and understand; it’s “the construction of thought processes, including remembering, problem solving, and decision- making, from childhood through adolescence to adulthood” ( HealthofChildren.com ). Reading to toddlers sets the foundation for later independent reading. Reading problems can be challenging to fix when discovered in elementary school, but most reading problems can be prevented if exposure to reading starts in the toddler and preschool years. Toys of Wood Oxford Wooden Stacking Boxes Stacking Cubes Rainbow Color – Wooden Stacking Cups with Number and Alphabet Blocks It is great fun for stacking and nesting and at same time learning sizes, numbers, counting, colors, animals (mother and babies) and letters of the alphabet. A creative and imaginative child may use them as drums or as useful containers. This toy can serve multiple cognitive, language and physical activities from learning how to count, identify groups of things, learning the letters of the alphabet and a few animal names.
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  • Fall '10
  • AndrewFletcher
  • Psychology, community center

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