The toddler programme accommodates the very young child’s sensitive period for language acquisition by offering creative methods to expand their vocabulary. This is done by means of joining conversation, listening to stories, classifying and naming objects, matching cards, learning songs and by giving an individual quality contact with the teachers. The absorbent mind is truly like a sponge. A child aged zero to six can absorb the mother tongue and other languages without any effort! Never again in life does one have this unique state of mind.
During the initial years of a child’s life they learn about the world they live in and use all their experience in order to construct the basis of their personality. This is a profound process, which happens unconsciously. Adults can help children by providing a realistic and concrete environment. The child becomes what he lives! Hence, being actively engaged is very important and the hands are the tools of the brain.By materializing limits and freedoms, the child receives a lot of information unconsciously which lessens the need to use the word ‘no’. A positive and constructive environment stimulates the development of the whole personality
Children love doing what they see adults do. They absorb these activities and want to try them out by themselves. Being allowed to do these important tasks confirms their role in the family and consequently built their self esteem. Practical activities help to refine gross and motor skills and assist in building a good span of concentration. It also aids the children in becoming independent in taking care of themselves and others and their environment. The activities include going to potty, washing hands, cutting fruits for snack, cleaning the painting case and setting the table.