Steady Snails - Ready, Steady, GO!

Catering for children 18 to 24 months old

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Our Steady Snails room at Funbugs Childcare is designed for children who are starting to find thier feet.  It is a transition time from baby to toddler. 

In this room their is a little more structure introduced to the children e.g dinner, tea, and sleep times will be gradually introduced as set time during the day.  However we must remember that children at this age are still quite young and flexibility in regard to these patterns is very important.  The needs of the children change all the time and each environment must change and adapt, with activities to suit the age and stage of the children in it. 

The activities in this room provide  further opportunities for learning and exploration and activities are introduced to:

  • Further develop communication skills.  Childrens concentration levels are increasing all the time so introducing activities like story time and music time will help with these skills.
  • Provide further opportunities for experimenting  and exploring ( puzzles, blocks, push and pull toys, books, musical instruments etc.)
  • Introduce arts and crafts activities (finger painting, brush painting).  These activities are very tactile which is important as children learn a lot through touch.
  • Introducing age appropriate games ( hide and seek, ring a ring a rosie etc.)

As the children in this room get a bit older we will introduce further activities to help in their development by:

  • Introducing table top activities which will promote a wide variety of skills (puzzles, play dough, messy play, sponge painting and drawing)
  • Circle time to further promote communication skills (story time, talk time, flash cards and songs)
  • Role play to further develop social interactions and skills (dress up, home corner, dolls, prams, cars, trucks, toy animals)
  • Free play and sand and water play to promote further opportunities for experimenting and exploring.


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