Twos enjoy using their senses to explore the world, and can solve simple problems with a trial and error method. They will practice an activity many times to master it, and can complete short-term, concrete tasks. Their budding language skills and desire to learn prompt many "why," "what," and "how" questions. This year typically marks the beginning of pretend play, when they begin experiment with familiar objects and situations to process their experiences.
Mill Creek Early Childhood Program...
Provides your child with opportunities to make choices, such as what to explore or whether or not they would like to go for a walk or work on the garden.
Nurtures their creativity by encouraging your child to ask questions, try different ways of using materials, or offering a wide range of new experiences.
Creates a relaxed, flexible schedule to allow your child extended periods of time to get involved in activities and to experience the "engagement" that is such an important foundation for learning.
Supports your child as s/he plays alongside other children by modeling emotions offering words as they are beginning to label their feelings in times of conflict and further develop empathy.
Comforts your child in times of frustration as controlling emotions is a difficult skill to learn. Educators create a safe space and establishes a strong relationship with your child that allows them to know who, or what your child may need to help deal with new situations or emotions.