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Very young children are rapidly changing and eagerly discovering their worlds. As a responsive caregiver, you support childrens development and create a nurturing environment filled with opportunities for them to joyfully explore, learn, and grow. This resource provides more than a hundred play-based activities to help infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds develop the skills they need to become active, happy lifelong learners. Each activity is easy to implement, engages children in playful experiences, and emphasizes primary and secondary learning outcomes in social-emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development. Use this book to strengthen your understanding about how children grow and create countless moments of nurturing through developmentally appropriate learning experiences.
Jean Barbre, EdD has thirty years of experience working with children and families as a licensed marriage and family therapist, preschool director, teacher, college instructor, national and international speaker, and a guest presenter on public television. Dr. Barbre holds a masters degree in child and family studies from California State University, Long Beach, a masters degree in counseling from California State University, Fullerton, and a doctorate degree in educational leadership from Pepperdine University.