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.

Getting situated

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Having looked at the broad range of learning that infants and toddlers can engage with through play and exploration of their environment, we now turn to look more deeply at a significant part of children’s learning in the earliest years – physical movement and locomotion (getting from place to place). Infants and toddlers make astonishing progress in learning to move in their first years, which takes a lot of practice and determination on their part! In this part of the course, we hope you will gain a deeper appreciation of their physical learning and development and how best to support it. 

Our aims for this part of the course are:

  • To develop an appreciation of infants’ and toddlers’ development of movement skills
  • To develop an understanding of the broad range of physical experiences children need for optimal physical development
  • To reflect on your personal beliefs and approach to supporting physical development

This will involve:

  1. Reading about how infants and toddlers develop movement skills 
  2. Reflecting on ways in which to incorporate the principles of effective infant and toddler learning when supporting children’s physical development
  3. Watching videos from The Rumpus Room of infants and toddlers at play and analysing children’s movement skills
  4. Reflecting on the importance of environment and resources to the development of physical skills
  5. Putting your learning into practice by observing your focus child at play, focusing particularly on their movement skills

As usual, we provide you with a question to explore on our discussion forum, and offer a piece of further reading for your interest.

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