THIS? Sensory Exploration where a
child uses all of his/her senses to explore objects.
CAN IT BE? Pretending
where a child begins to imitate actions seen or heard about and to build on these
experiences to create new ones.
DOES IT DO? Exploring Function
where a child explores a toy to see how s/he can make it "work". Also
includes combining toys and using toys to imitate real-life play.
CAN I MAKE? Creating
where a child interacts with a variety of expressive materials, while combining
manipulation, creativity and planning.
ELSE CAN I DO WITH IT? Organize,
Sort & Build where a child begins to use materials and incorporate
planning, coordination, problem solving and creativity; includes using shape sorters
and constructive toys.
ME A STORY? Reading & Listening
where a child enjoys listening to language at a very early age. Conversation,
rhymes, songs and books are offered. Opportunities to act out stories occur.