This blog post was submitted by Heather Knowles, Toddler Group Facilitator
This is the question which I get asked many, many times.
So, what do I do with toddlers at Toddler groups?
Well, let’s see, there are :
- Bookbug sessions
- Playdough, Moonsand, Slime, Gloop, Shaving foam activities (to name but a few)
- Physical play (e.g. running and chasing, throwing and catching, obstacle courses)
- Messy play
- Music and Movement
- Parachute games
- Preparing their own snack (e.g. making pizzas, fruit kebabs, biscuits, pancakes)
- Exploring science
- Bubble fun
- Making playdough, bubble cups, gloop and moonsand
- Small world play (e.g. farms)
- Dressing up games
- Hide and seek
- Balloon games
- Lots of activities from the [email protected] books
- And, of course, listening to them and talking with them
To name but a few.
Here are some photos (taken at a variety of toddler groups) showing some of the things which we do.
My husband often says that the inside of our car bears a strong resemblance to an untidy children’s’ play area – and to be honest, it does. But, as long as the children have fun, are happy, and are both mentally and physically active, I really don’t mind how the inside of the car looks – it can always be cleaned out for family use at the weekend! (Well maybe not cleaned, but certainly tidied enough for us all to get in it!)