At this age, toddlers are keen to do more things for themselves. For example learning to eat by themselves, using a spoon and cup, and maybe even a fork – the educators support this independence and encourage children to try to do things for themselves in a supportive environment.
Play is important and this is where children make meaning of the world around them through exploration of their environment both indoor and outdoor. Toddlers are curious and enthusiastic participants in their learning and use play to investigate, imagine and explore. The educators provide a variety of fun and engaging learning areas for children’s engagement. To promote imagination and creativity educators provide opportunities for pretend play – for example, by feeding a doll or pretending to use a phone; enjoy spending time with other children, even if they don’t play directly with them.