2-3 Toddler Room - Little Platypus' Room


Our Little Platypus Room caters for children aged 2 -3 years old. At this stage in their life, the children are meeting new challenges and learn best in a rich and stimulating environment. The children begin to understand the concept of classroom routine and learning centres within the classroom. They participate and understand learning projects on a different level, and are beginning to understand the world around them. This room prepares the children for the preschool room - otherwise known as our Toddler Curriculum.



Our qualified educators assist and support the children together with the learning environment and curriculum. The educators support the children's learning through exploration, experiments and problem solving. On a social level, the educators utilise positive behavioural guidance.


Physical:

  • ​Walks, Runs, jumps and lands on two feet, climbs, slides, ride tricycles with ease.
  • Walks with coordination - left and right.
  • Attempts to catch a ball, and throw with direction.
  • Attempts to balance on one foot.
  • Is able to pass through dividing objects, such as opening and closing doors, un zipping bags.

Social:

  • Plays alongside, parallel or with other children.
  • Develops sharing and turn taking skills on higher level.
  • Begins to engage in make believe or imaginative play.

Emotional

  • Plays with other children - begins to challenge other children when social problems arise.
  • Relates to socio awareness and incorporates these concepts into their play.
  • Pushes boundaries, rules and questions older people.

Cognitive

  • Can build towers of 5 to 7 blocks within one sitting.
  • Lines up objects to create shapes.
  • Recognises and identifies common objects and pictures by painting, drawing and collaging.
  • Begins to draw with purpose.
  • Enjoys sensory and textural exploration, sand, water, playdough, goup etc.
  • Begins to count with numbers and sing the ABC.
  • Understands and recognises similarities and differences in objects.
  • Understands sounds of animals and related them to associated animal.
  • Begins to learn and sing songs without music.
  • Can understand and follow direction, purpose and instruction.
  • Begins to learn through different experiences such as cooking to develop maths and science skills.

Language

  • Uses two to four words to build sentences.
  • Counts 1-5.
  • Uses manners; please and thank you.
  • Begins to place words into context, asks questions and identifies objects in their wider world.
  • Increased vocabulary, and used in correct grammatical form.
  • Asks lots of questions.
  • Begins to develop fears, loves and is able to express these.
  • Copies words and actions.
  • Listens to story books, and mimics this action.
  • Begins to understand the concept of group time, sits for prolonged periods of time and concentrates on tasks.