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devfreim

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A variety of toys and activities to stimulate skill development such as blocks, coloring and drawing supplies, a texture station, an area for dramatic play/costumes, an area for reading, and much more.

Outdoors kids need plenty of space with a variety of terrain including slopes, stairs, climbing structures, sandboxes and other areas that encourage physical development as well as intellectual, social, emotional and cognitive.
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2.1: What types of play materials, equipment and activities should you provide for children? What is needed in an outdoor environment?

engaging table activities, sensory activities, toys that mimic real life and allow collaboration.

an outdoor environment needs: to be safe, consider maintenance, injury prevention, and it must be engaging.

2.2: What are some of the special requirements for infants and toddlers in an early learning environment?

they will need more one on one assistance. They will need soft toys. "Volleying" (throwing facial expressions and sounds back and front with babies) is important.

2.3: Is it necessary to have a daily schedule and routine for children? If so, why?

Yes! children like routine and having a routine allows for less confusion for kids throughout the day. Routines provide comfort and reliability for kids.
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Discussion 2: Stimulate your thinking

2.1: What types of play materials, equipment and activities should you provide for children? What is needed in an outdoor environment?
Children need to have a variety of play materials that can stimulate their developmental growth. Important components to have in your classroom include: building materials, sensory play, imaginative play toys (dolls, play food, play cars, dress up clothes, stuffies, etc), art stations, movement toys, and reading areas. In an outdoor environment you need space for the children to move and to play with a variety of different components. Often this means having separate areas containing different equipment and toys. 

2.2: What are some of the special requirements for infants and toddlers in an early learning environment?
You need to create an environment with limited risk for falling. You have to make sure that anything that can be climbed is wither blocked or safe to be climbed. All items at a low height should be items that cannot be swallowed and are okay to use without supervision if you were to turn away for a second and it was pulled out. Any items not safe for play without supervision must be put on a high shelf away from reach. 

2.3: Is it necessary to have a daily schedule and routine for children? If so, why?
Yes it helps develop their idea of time and makes them feel comfortable and safe knowing what will happen next. Routine helps them begin to understand what to expect in the day and when to expect it. For example a kid might know snack is coming up and therefor will not worry that they are starting to get hungry. 

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Originally Posted by melverston

Discussion 2: Stimulate your thinking

2.1: What types of play materials, equipment and activities should you provide for children? What is needed in an outdoor environment?
Children need to have a variety of play materials that can stimulate their developmental growth. Important components to have in your classroom include: building materials, sensory play, imaginative play toys (dolls, play food, play cars, dress up clothes, stuffies, etc), art stations, movement toys, and reading areas. In an outdoor environment you need space for the children to move and to play with a variety of different components. Often this means having separate areas containing different equipment and toys. 

2.2: What are some of the special requirements for infants and toddlers in an early learning environment?
You need to create an environment with limited risk for falling. You have to make sure that anything that can be climbed is wither blocked or safe to be climbed. All items at a low height should be items that cannot be swallowed and are okay to use without supervision if you were to turn away for a second and it was pulled out. Any items not safe for play without supervision must be put on a high shelf away from reach. 

2.3: Is it necessary to have a daily schedule and routine for children? If so, why?
Yes it helps develop their idea of time and makes them feel comfortable and safe knowing what will happen next. Routine helps them begin to understand what to expect in the day and when to expect it. For example a kid might know snack is coming up and therefor will not worry that they are starting to get hungry. 

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kpayo418

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Originally Posted by melverston

Discussion 2: Stimulate your thinking

2.1: What types of play materials, equipment and activities should you provide for children? What is needed in an outdoor environment?
Children need to have a variety of play materials that can stimulate their developmental growth. Important components to have in your classroom include: building materials, sensory play, imaginative play toys (dolls, play food, play cars, dress up clothes, stuffies, etc), art stations, movement toys, and reading areas. In an outdoor environment you need space for the children to move and to play with a variety of different components. Often this means having separate areas containing different equipment and toys. 

2.2: What are some of the special requirements for infants and toddlers in an early learning environment?
You need to create an environment with limited risk for falling. You have to make sure that anything that can be climbed is wither blocked or safe to be climbed. All items at a low height should be items that cannot be swallowed and are okay to use without supervision if you were to turn away for a second and it was pulled out. Any items not safe for play without supervision must be put on a high shelf away from reach. 

2.3: Is it necessary to have a daily schedule and routine for children? If so, why?
Yes it helps develop their idea of time and makes them feel comfortable and safe knowing what will happen next. Routine helps them begin to understand what to expect in the day and when to expect it. For example a kid might know snack is coming up and therefor will not worry that they are starting to get hungry. 



Agreed! I also think about just being attentive with all the children and letting them explore the classroom without shutting them out of certain areas because that would shut them off by being free to explore. It makes me anxious letting them do that just because I want everyone to be safe at the same time
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2.1 A variety of toys and activities in very important. Large, small, and individual groups. Blocks/building, sensory, art, reading, science, dramatic play, outdoor time.

Outdoor environment should have plenty of space for the number of children in the area at one time. High energy activities like trikes, scooters, hula hoops, climbers, and also quieter spaces like gardens, benches, mud kitchens, sand boxes, shaded areas. Natural elements like grass, trees, plants. Water to play with as well as drinking water. Safe and appropriate sized structures and toys.


2.2 Proper ratio is key for infant and toddler. They need more one on one help more often, and require extra supervision. Soft toys to play with.


2.3 Schedule react predictability. Having a know routine make for less confusion for the children to they know what’s next and is actually comforting.
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kpayo418

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in the outdoor environment, it's good to have play structures as well as toys which are appropriate for the age group. It should also be at least 75 square feet for each child and fit the state regulations and ratio.
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2.1 a variety of activities and toys are important, there should be things like sensory play, imaginative play (kitchen toys, baby dolls, dress up stuff, stuffed animals, regular animals ect.), building blocks, reading areas, art areas ect. There should be areas for the children to move around and be active but also areas where the kids can calm down a little as well. Outside should have a lot of space for kids to be able to run and get their energy out. There should be bikes, balls, hoops, monkey bars, slides, sea-saws, sand box, ect,. There should also be areas where there are grass or plants growing which the children can look at and feel. The play structures should be safe and age appropriate.

2.2 for infants and toddlers it is vital that the classroom is safe, we need to make sure that there is nowhere for them to climb and fall from, if there are areas they are allowed to climb we have to make sure that it is safe for them to fall off as well. We also have to make sure ther there is nothing dangerous in their range of reach. So everything that they can swallow or get stuck in their throat needs to be out of reach. The things that they can have and play with should be within reach and safe for the kids to have. There should be softer play mats ect and extra supervision.

2.3 there should always be a schedual for children so they know what they can expect next and wont be confused as to what is going to happen everyday. Having a schedual also helps them develop a sense of time and security that if they are getting hungry its probably getting closer to lunch time or snack time.
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2.1
It's important to have a variety of things included in the classroom, different stimulating centers, such as make believe, quiet areas fro reading, blocks to build, and low walls so teachers can still supervise and engage with all children

In an outdoor play area, you should have many different areas for them to engage with.  A playground is an outdoor classroom, and they need to have space to run and play, jump, discover, and have natural and soft landing areas. You also need to have sensory areas where children can dump and gather natural objects, helping them learn creativity, and science. 

2.2
For infants and toddlers, safety is a big issue. The space needs to be free of fall hazards, choking hazards, and it needs to be an age appropriate space, with age appropriate toys and books, soft fall areas, and a proper infant to tddler to teacher ratio. 

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It is necessary to keep a posted schedule for each day. It is important because it allows children to feel safe knowing what is coming next, and parents are aware of what their children are doing through the day.
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AmberCColter

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What types of play material: dramatic play area, manipulatives, science areas, block area, reading area, art center.

Outdoor area: gross motor play, space for them to run around. sand a water area


Special requirements: the room be safe, all toys be at their level. age appropriate toys (soft books and toys)


Yes, it very necessary that children have a daily routine. Children thrive on schedules. They get used to a routine and they know what is expected of them next.
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