Adventures in Toddler Play:
During the toddler years, children are learning to fine-tune their developmental skills. They are often doubling and tripling their knowledge during this short amount of time! This class provides opportunities to help your child hone their cognitive, language, motor, social, emotional and sensory regulation skills. Learn specific strategies on how to expand your child’s development so that you can then use them at home.
This class is for children 1.5 to 3 years old. Your child will have a blast playing with Stephanie Miller, Developmental Consultant and Therapist, who will explain how each activity targets certain developmental skills.
Example of class activities:
- How Are You Song – Stephanie will explain how songs promote oral awareness and language skills. This activity also promotes keeping rhythm and social skills as your child learns to respond with, “I’m fine”, “I’m happy”, or a thumbs up, etc. in the song.
- Tent Tunnel (children must maneuver through the tunnel carrying an object from one end to the other, crawling forward, backward, and then sideways) – Stephanie will explain how this activity promotes body awareness, motor planning and problem solving skills.
- Parachute Play – When the parachute goes up lift one leg (stomp your feet, rub your tummy, etc.) – Stephanie will explain how this activity helps children organize their senses as they maneuver the large parachute and feel the big gusts of air it creates. It also promotes listening skills and identification of body parts.
- Tie Dyed Coffee Filter Art – Stephanie will explain how this activity promotes fine motor skills as your child colors and uses a spray bottle to create their art. It also allows them to practice following directions and how to regulate their bodies as they wait for the next instructions. (All materials are provided and your child can bring their masterpiece home with them.)
Adventures in Play, LLC works with both children with developmental differences and typically developing children birth to six years of age, in order to help them reach their optimal potential. Therapeutic experiences are provided using a play therapy approach, which involves facilitation of naturally occurring play activities. Therapists work in collaboration with parents to create individualized goals and specific interventions and activities are used in order to accommodate each child’s strengths and challenges.