Part 1. Core principles for infant and toddler pedagogy
This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
Part 2. Responsiveness
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This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
Part 3. Communication
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This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
Part 4. Caregiving
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This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
Part 5. Play
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This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
Part 6. Movement
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This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
Part 7. Approaches to infant and toddler care and education
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This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
Part 8. Working with families and colleagues for the best infant and toddler care
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This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.
This lesson will be available on April 1, 2024.

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In Part 5, we examine infant and toddler play and exploration, looking at the kind of play that infants and toddlers engage in, and the type of play material and support that best facilitate their play. We have some gorgeous footage of infants and toddlers at play from The Rumpus Room, Auckland, as well as an interview with their teachers, to share with you.

The aims of this part of the course are:

  • To develop an understanding of play, and the specific forms of play that infants and toddlers engage in
  • To consider appropriate materials for infant and toddler play
  • To increase skills in observing infants and toddlers at play, using a range of concepts for analysing play and learning.

This will involve:

  1. Reading about types of play and why play is an important form of learning
  2. Watching and analysing videos of infants and toddlers at play
  3. Reading about the materials that are best suited to infant and toddler play
  4. Watching and analysing a video of a toddler engaging with materials
  5. Watching an interview with teachers from The Rumpus Room as they discuss how they support and facilitate play
  6. Reflecting on how the ideas in this part fit with the key concepts from other parts of the course
  7. Putting your learning into practice by observing your focus child at play
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