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

ISBN-10: 0876592043
ISBN-13: 9780876592045
Edition: 1999
Authors: Karen Miller
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Gryphon House, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.156
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
About the Activities
The Importance of Timing
Simplicity
How the Book Is Organized
Age Designations
Why an Activity Book?
Delightful Learning
The Heart of the Matter: Social-Emotional Development
Stranger Anxiety
Interacting With Other Children
Testing Limits
Stubbornness
Choices
Toddler Friends
Child-Invented Games
Sharing and Taking Turns
Laughter and Humor
Social-Emotional Activities
Who's Here?
Watch the Light Show!
Gotcha!
Personal Clapping Game
Social Rituals
Class Photo Book
Who's Here Magnets
Take-Home Photo Album
Transitional Photos
Poor Becky!
Push the Trucks
Sharing Bin
Tape-Recorded Love Stories
Chair Line-Up
Share the Paper
Share the Music
Flannel Board Photo Dolls
Share the Box
Old Wallets
Let's Talk: Language Development and Early Literacy
General Sequence of Language Development
Parents' and Caregivers' Role
When Should You Be Concerned About a Child's Language Development?
Early Literacy
What About Teaching the ABC's?
Using Books With Infants and Toddlers
Easy Homemade Books
Tips on Reading Books to Toddlers
Language Activities
A "Demo" Tape
Follow the Leader Sounds
Where's Teddy?
Talk Through a Tube
Where's Your Nose?
Talk to Grandma on the Phone
Help Me Pack
Fun With Picture Cards
Animal Sounds
My Own Word Book
What's in the Box?
Photo Experience Box
Flap Book
Visual Discrimination Poster
Busy Little Hands: Fine Motor Development
General Sequence of Fine Motor Skill Development
Dumping: A Toddler's Joy
Fine Motor Activities
Napkin Tent
Satin Streamers
Dangling Toys
Texture Quilt
Funny Booties
Rattle Collection
Grab Bag Collection
Handle Collection
Rag Bag
Drop It!
A Round of Applause!
Hitting Two Objects
Toys in a Shoebox
Dish Tub Fill and Spill
Stick-It-On and Peel-It-Off Picture
Screw the Top On
One-Piece Puzzles
Collections of Holes
Poking Things in Holes
Paper Cup Nesting Toys
Nesting Bowls
Build a Tower
Through the Tube
Fill and Spill Bottles
Tearing Newspaper
Toothbrush Holders
Water Transfer
Flaps Galore!
Baby Food Jar Lid Clicker
Eyedropper Play
Wrap It Up
Pouring From Pitchers
Golf Tees and Margarine Tubs
Tongs and Muffin Tins
Clamp It On
Go, Go, Go!: Gross Motor Development
General Sequence of Gross Motor Skill Development
Gross Motor Activities
Floor Mirror
Dangling Beach Toy
Fun Things to Kick
Under-Inflated Beach Toys
Let's Make That Move
Nooks and Crannies
Dish Tub Seats
Box Tunnels
Stocking Balls
Shoebox Train
Collection of Balls
How About a Push?
You Do and I Do
Riding Toy Road
Hoop-Ti-Do!
Animal Slippers
Haul It
Stuff for Throwing Collection
A Hanging Bar
Bowling for Boxes
Great Big Blocks
Jumping on a Mattress
Let Me Think About It: Cognitive Development
Sensory Exploration
Cause and Effect
Using Tools
Object Permanence
Size, Shape, Space
Using Symbols
Math Concepts
Concept of Time
Three Important Cognitive Skills
Cognitive Activities
See-Through Shake Toys
Vision Bottles
Noisy Dumping
Hide the Teddy
What's Under the Flap?
Peek-a-Boo
Scarf Peek a Boo
Compartments
Chip Can Scarves
Roll Behind the Chair
Hinged Boxes That Open and Close
A Place for the Animals
Napkin Rings
It's in the Bag
Turntable Merry-Go-Round
Reverse Pull
Tubes Inside of Tubes
What's Under the Sand?
Graduated Nesting
Jar Lids Nesting Toy
Simple Shape Box
Easy Shape Boxes
Slot Box
Jar Lid Puzzles
Peek-a-Boo Card
Baby Basketball
Food Shapes
Tubes at an Angle
Match the Lids
Simple Sorting
Classified Objects
Category Books
Fancy Mitts
Picture-to-Thing Game
Make a Joyful Noise: Music and Movement Development
Focus on Music
Music Is a Social Experience
Chant, Dance, Clap
Parent Involvement Ideas
Hints for Doing Music with Toddlers
Music and Movement Activities
Play a Soft Musical Instrument
Humming and Body Contact
Trade Funny Sounds
Wanna Dance?
Things That Make a Noise Collection
Put Your Finger in the Air
Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na
Shake Your Body to Music
Musical Fence
Baby Band
Bounce, Bounce, Bounce
Sound Hide and Seek
Hoop Ring Around the Rosie
Holler Tubes
Dancing Rings
What Made That Sound?
Where Is Johnny?
Two by Two
Teddy Bear Ring Around the Rosie
Song Props
New Old MacDonald
Class Song File
Who's That Singing?
Getting in Touch With the World: Sensory Development
The Five Wonderful Senses
Sensory Table
Playdough
Things to Do With Playdough
Other Types of Clay
Children With Tactile Sensitivity
What to Do When Children Don't Like to Touch Messy Things
Sensory Activities
Rainbows
Chimes
Crunch It!
Baby Lotion Hand Massage
Air Stream
Satin Feels Good
Dancing Lights
Water Shake Bottles
Floating Bubbles
Squeak Toys
Texture Trail
Suction Cup Soap Holder
Water Play
Cellophane in Embroidery Hoop
Report Covers
Bell Collection
Drum Up Some Fun
Texture Nest
Sticky Floor
Goo Bag
Tire Sensory Tub
Warm and Cold
Teething Toy Collection
Stick-It-On Picture
Tape
Smelly Socks
Sticky Wall
Sticky Lids With Pictures
Floating Islands
Bath Time for Dollie
Sandbox Play
Object Washing
Slippery Bumps
Mystery Bag
Cold Tub
Washing Dishes
Wash Off the Table
Wash the Floor
Washing Chairs
Washing Napkins
Things Buried in the Sand
Make Mud
Surprises Inside
Variations on a Theme
Juices, Shakes, and Smoothies
Peel Corn
Pretzel Paints
A Sense of Wonder: Nature Activities
Nature Walks
Nature Activities
Wildflower Window Panels
Wind Sock
Things to Do With a Tree
Tape Nature Bracelets
Find One Like This
Our Nature Walk Book
Nature Walk With a Sensory Focus
Ice Collages
Gardening
Umbrella Walk
Making Your Mark on the World: Creative Development
Developing Creativity
Variety Is the Spice of Creativity
Hints for Success With Art and Creative Activities
What Do You Tell the Parents?
Creative Art Activities
Scribble Spot
Scribble of the Day
Stick Drawing
Chalk on the Sidewalk
Water Painting
Fingerpainting on Paper
Fingerpaint Directly on Table Top
Lift Off a Print
Cup Trails
Salt Paint Squeeze Bottles
Stamp Printing
Lots of Ways to Paint
Cold Cream Face Paint
Ice Painting
Rain Painting
Thing Printing
Paste
Glue
Let's Pretend: Dramatic Play Development
Value of Dramatic Play
The Development of Dramatic Play Skills
Playing With Children
Guided Dramatic Play
Boys and Girls
Miniature Play
To Encourage Play
Reflect Children's Cultures
Settings and Situations
Bring It Outside
Playing and Learning: How to Set Up a Positive Learning Environment
The Play Area
Expanding the Play Area for Active Toddlers and Two-Year-Olds
The Diapering Area
The Feeding Area
The Sleeping Area
The Parent Area
Decorating the Environment
Indoor Environment Safety Checklist
The Outdoor Environment
Teaching and Coaching: Behavior of Infants, Toddlers, and Two-Year-Olds in Groups
Crying
Tantrums
Fear of Strangeness
Possessiveness
Hurting Behaviors
Biting
Why Children Bite
Strategies to Reduce Biting
What to Do When a Child Bites
Sometimes Children Bite (handout)
Meeting the Needs of Children: Curriculum Development
How Do You Plan a Curriculum for Infants?
How Do You Plan a Curriculum for Toddlers and Two-Year-Olds?
The Challenge of Working With Children at Different Developmental Levels
Hints for Successful Activities
What About Themes?
Creating a Living Baby Book for Each Child
Becoming Partners: Working With Parents
Develop a Partnership With Parents
Five Things Parents Find Most Irritating About Child Care
Five Things Teachers Find Most Irritating About Parents
The Pre-Enrollment Conference
Scheduled Parent Conferences
Helping Children and Parents With Separation
When the Child Cries at Pick-Up time
The First Hour at Home
Final Thoughts
Appendix
Sharing the Knowledge: Creating Workshops
Defining the Topic
Tailoring Workshops for Different Skill Levels
Advance Preparation
Timing the Workshop
Setting the Tone
Introducing the Subject
Techniques and Their Uses
Coming to the "Ah-ha!"
Concluding the Workshop
Now What?
Value of Adult Learning
A Sample Workshop on Fine Motor Development
Index

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