9780876592045

Simple Steps; Developmental Activities for Infants, Toddlers, and Two-Year Olds

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    9780876592045

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    0876592043

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1999-09-01
  • Publisher: Gryphon House
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Summary

Karen Miller's book of activities to help children under three develop at their own pace.

Author Biography

Karen Miller writes an infant and toddler care column for Child Care Information Exchange magazine

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 2
Introductionp. 10
About the Activitiesp. 10
The Importance of Timingp. 11
Simplicityp. 12
How the Book Is Organizedp. 12
Age Designationsp. 12
Why an Activity Book?p. 13
Delightful Learningp. 14
The Heart of the Matter: Social-Emotional Developmentp. 15
Stranger Anxietyp. 17
Interacting With Other Childrenp. 18
Testing Limitsp. 18
Stubbornnessp. 19
Choicesp. 19
Toddler Friendsp. 19
Child-Invented Gamesp. 20
Sharing and Taking Turnsp. 20
Laughter and Humorp. 21
Social-Emotional Activitiesp. 21
Who's Here?p. 21
Watch the Light Show!p. 22
Gotcha!p. 22
Personal Clapping Gamep. 23
Social Ritualsp. 23
Class Photo Bookp. 24
Who's Here Magnetsp. 25
Take-Home Photo Albump. 26
Transitional Photosp. 26
Poor Becky!p. 27
Push the Trucksp. 28
Sharing Binp. 29
Tape-Recorded Love Storiesp. 30
Chair Line-Upp. 30
Share the Paperp. 31
Share the Musicp. 32
Flannel Board Photo Dollsp. 33
Share the Boxp. 33
Old Walletsp. 34
Let's Talk: Language Development and Early Literacyp. 35
General Sequence of Language Developmentp. 36
Parents' and Caregivers' Rolep. 37
When Should You Be Concerned About a Child's Language Development?p. 38
Early Literacyp. 39
What About Teaching the ABC's?p. 39
Using Books With Infants and Toddlersp. 39
Easy Homemade Booksp. 40
Tips on Reading Books to Toddlersp. 41
Language Activities
A "Demo" Tapep. 42
Follow the Leader Soundsp. 42
Where's Teddy?p. 43
Talk Through a Tubep. 44
Where's Your Nose?p. 44
Talk to Grandma on the Phonep. 45
Help Me Packp. 46
Fun With Picture Cardsp. 47
Animal Soundsp. 48
My Own Word Bookp. 48
What's in the Box?p. 49
Photo Experience Boxp. 50
Flap Bookp. 51
Visual Discrimination Posterp. 52
Busy Little Hands: Fine Motor Developmentp. 53
General Sequence of Fine Motor Skill Developmentp. 54
Dumping: A Toddler's Joyp. 57
Fine Motor Activitiesp. 58
Napkin Tentp. 58
Satin Streamersp. 59
Dangling Toysp. 60
Texture Quiltp. 61
Funny Bootiesp. 62
Rattle Collectionp. 62
Grab Bag Collectionp. 63
Handle Collectionp. 64
Rag Bagp. 64
Drop It!p. 65
A Round of Applause!p. 66
Hitting Two Objectsp. 67
Toys in a Shoeboxp. 68
Dish Tub Fill and Spillp. 68
Stick-It-On and Peel-It-Off Picturep. 69
Screw the Top Onp. 70
One-Piece Puzzlesp. 71
Collections of Holesp. 71
Poking Things in Holesp. 72
Paper Cup Nesting Toysp. 73
Nesting Bowlsp. 74
Build a Towerp. 74
Through the Tubep. 75
Fill and Spill Bottlesp. 76
Tearing Newspaperp. 77
Toothbrush Holdersp. 78
Water Transferp. 78
Flaps Galore!p. 79
Baby Food Jar Lid Clickerp. 80
Eyedropper Playp. 81
Wrap It Upp. 81
Pouring From Pitchersp. 82
Golf Tees and Margarine Tubsp. 82
Tongs and Muffin Tinsp. 83
Clamp It Onp. 84
Go, Go, Go!: Gross Motor Developmentp. 85
General Sequence of Gross Motor Skill Developmentp. 87
Gross Motor Activitiesp. 90
Floor Mirrorp. 90
Dangling Beach Toyp. 91
Fun Things to Kickp. 92
Under-Inflated Beach Toysp. 93
Let's Make That Movep. 93
Nooks and Cranniesp. 94
Dish Tub Seatsp. 95
Box Tunnelsp. 95
Stocking Ballsp. 96
Shoebox Trainp. 97
Collection of Ballsp. 98
How About a Push?p. 99
You Do and I Dop. 100
Riding Toy Roadp. 101
Hoop-Ti-Do!p. 101
Animal Slippersp. 102
Haul Itp. 103
Stuff for Throwing Collectionp. 104
A Hanging Barp. 104
Bowling for Boxesp. 106
Great Big Blocksp. 107
Jumping on a Mattressp. 107
Let Me Think About It: Cognitive Developmentp. 109
Sensory Explorationp. 109
Cause and Effectp. 110
Using Toolsp. 110
Object Permanencep. 110
Size, Shape, Spacep. 111
Using Symbolsp. 111
Math Conceptsp. 111
Concept of Timep. 112
Three Important Cognitive Skillsp. 112
Cognitive Activitiesp. 113
See-Through Shake Toysp. 113
Vision Bottlesp. 114
Noisy Dumpingp. 115
Hide the Teddyp. 115
What's Under the Flap?p. 116
Peek-a-Boop. 117
Scarf Peek a Boop. 117
Compartmentsp. 118
Chip Can Scarvesp. 119
Roll Behind the Chairp. 120
Hinged Boxes That Open and Closep. 120
A Place for the Animalsp. 121
Napkin Ringsp. 122
It's in the Bagp. 123
Turntable Merry-Go-Roundp. 123
Reverse Pullp. 124
Tubes Inside of Tubesp. 125
What's Under the Sand?p. 126
Graduated Nestingp. 126
Jar Lids Nesting Toyp. 127
Simple Shape Boxp. 128
Easy Shape Boxesp. 128
Slot Boxp. 129
Jar Lid Puzzlesp. 130
Peek-a-Boo Cardp. 131
Baby Basketballp. 131
Food Shapesp. 132
Tubes at an Anglep. 133
Match the Lidsp. 134
Simple Sortingp. 135
Classified Objectsp. 135
Category Booksp. 136
Fancy Mittsp. 137
Picture-to-Thing Gamep. 138
Make a Joyful Noise: Music and Movement Developmentp. 139
Focus on Musicp. 139
Music Is a Social Experiencep. 140
Chant, Dance, Clapp. 140
Parent Involvement Ideasp. 140
Hints for Doing Music with Toddlersp. 141
Music and Movement Activitiesp. 142
Play a Soft Musical Instrumentp. 142
Humming and Body Contactp. 142
Trade Funny Soundsp. 143
Wanna Dance?p. 143
Things That Make a Noise Collectionp. 144
Put Your Finger in the Airp. 145
Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Nap. 145
Shake Your Body to Musicp. 146
Musical Fencep. 146
Baby Bandp. 147
Bounce, Bounce, Bouncep. 148
Sound Hide and Seekp. 148
Hoop Ring Around the Rosiep. 149
Holler Tubesp. 150
Dancing Ringsp. 150
What Made That Sound?p. 151
Where Is Johnny?p. 152
Two by Twop. 152
Teddy Bear Ring Around the Rosiep. 153
Song Propsp. 154
New Old MacDonaldp. 154
Class Song Filep. 155
Who's That Singing?p. 156
Getting in Touch With the World: Sensory Developmentp. 157
The Five Wonderful Sensesp. 158
Sensory Tablep. 159
Playdoughp. 160
Things to Do With Playdoughp. 160
Other Types of Clayp. 161
Children With Tactile Sensitivityp. 161
What to Do When Children Don't Like to Touch Messy Thingsp. 161
Sensory Activitiesp. 162
Rainbowsp. 162
Chimesp. 162
Crunch It!p. 163
Baby Lotion Hand Massagep. 164
Air Streamp. 164
Satin Feels Goodp. 164
Dancing Lightsp. 165
Water Shake Bottlesp. 166
Floating Bubblesp. 166
Squeak Toysp. 167
Texture Trailp. 168
Suction Cup Soap Holderp. 169
Water Playp. 169
Cellophane in Embroidery Hoopp. 170
Report Coversp. 171
Bell Collectionp. 171
Drum Up Some Funp. 172
Texture Nestp. 173
Sticky Floorp. 173
Goo Bagp. 174
Tire Sensory Tubp. 175
Warm and Coldp. 176
Teething Toy Collectionp. 176
Stick-It-On Picturep. 177
Tapep. 178
Smelly Socksp. 178
Sticky Wallp. 179
Sticky Lids With Picturesp. 180
Floating Islandsp. 180
Bath Time for Dolliep. 181
Sandbox Playp. 182
Object Washingp. 183
Slippery Bumpsp. 184
Mystery Bagp. 184
Cold Tubp. 185
Washing Dishesp. 186
Wash Off the Tablep. 187
Wash the Floorp. 187
Washing Chairsp. 188
Washing Napkinsp. 188
Things Buried in the Sandp. 189
Make Mudp. 190
Surprises Insidep. 191
Variations on a Themep. 192
Juices, Shakes, and Smoothiesp. 192
Peel Cornp. 193
Pretzel Paintsp. 194
A Sense of Wonder: Nature Activitiesp. 195
Nature Walksp. 196
Nature Activitiesp. 197
Wildflower Window Panelsp. 197
Wind Sockp. 197
Things to Do With a Treep. 198
Tape Nature Braceletsp. 199
Find One Like Thisp. 199
Our Nature Walk Bookp. 200
Nature Walk With a Sensory Focusp. 201
Ice Collagesp. 202
Gardeningp. 203
Umbrella Walkp. 204
Making Your Mark on the World: Creative Developmentp. 205
Developing Creativityp. 205
Variety Is the Spice of Creativityp. 206
Hints for Success With Art and Creative Activitiesp. 207
What Do You Tell the Parents?p. 208
Creative Art Activitiesp. 208
Scribble Spotp. 208
Scribble of the Dayp. 209
Stick Drawingp. 210
Chalk on the Sidewalkp. 211
Water Paintingp. 211
Fingerpainting on Paperp. 212
Fingerpaint Directly on Table Topp. 213
Lift Off a Printp. 213
Cup Trailsp. 214
Salt Paint Squeeze Bottlesp. 214
Stamp Printingp. 215
Lots of Ways to Paintp. 216
Cold Cream Face Paintp. 216
Ice Paintingp. 217
Rain Paintingp. 218
Thing Printingp. 218
Pastep. 219
Gluep. 220
Let's Pretend: Dramatic Play Developmentp. 221
Value of Dramatic Playp. 221
The Development of Dramatic Play Skillsp. 222
Playing With Childrenp. 224
Guided Dramatic Playp. 225
Boys and Girlsp. 225
Miniature Playp. 226
To Encourage Playp. 227
Reflect Children's Culturesp. 228
Settings and Situationsp. 228
Bring It Outsidep. 228
Playing and Learning: How to Set Up a Positive Learning Environmentp. 229
The Play Areap. 230
Expanding the Play Area for Active Toddlers and Two-Year-Oldsp. 233
The Diapering Areap. 234
The Feeding Areap. 235
The Sleeping Areap. 235
The Parent Areap. 236
Decorating the Environmentp. 237
Indoor Environment Safety Checklistp. 238
The Outdoor Environmentp. 240
Teaching and Coaching: Behavior of Infants, Toddlers, and Two-Year-Olds in Groupsp. 241
Cryingp. 242
Tantrumsp. 243
Fear of Strangenessp. 244
Possessivenessp. 244
Hurting Behaviorsp. 245
Bitingp. 247
Why Children Bitep. 247
Strategies to Reduce Bitingp. 248
What to Do When a Child Bitesp. 249
Sometimes Children Bite (handout)p. 250
Meeting the Needs of Children: Curriculum Developmentp. 253
How Do You Plan a Curriculum for Infants?p. 253
How Do You Plan a Curriculum for Toddlers and Two-Year-Olds?p. 256
The Challenge of Working With Children at Different Developmental Levelsp. 258
Hints for Successful Activitiesp. 258
What About Themes?p. 259
Creating a Living Baby Book for Each Childp. 260
Becoming Partners: Working With Parentsp. 261
Develop a Partnership With Parentsp. 261
Five Things Parents Find Most Irritating About Child Carep. 265
Five Things Teachers Find Most Irritating About Parentsp. 266
The Pre-Enrollment Conferencep. 268
Scheduled Parent Conferencesp. 270
Helping Children and Parents With Separationp. 270
When the Child Cries at Pick-Up timep. 273
The First Hour at Homep. 274
Final Thoughtsp. 274
Appendixp. 275
Sharing the Knowledge: Creating Workshops
Defining the Topicp. 275
Tailoring Workshops for Different Skill Levelsp. 276
Advance Preparationp. 277
Timing the Workshopp. 277
Setting the Tonep. 277
Introducing the Subjectp. 278
Techniques and Their Usesp. 278
Coming to the "Ah-ha!"p. 282
Concluding the Workshopp. 282
Now What?p. 283
Value of Adult Learningp. 283
A Sample Workshop on Fine Motor Developmentp. 284
Indexp. 287
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