How your toddler will develop

In our toddler rooms your child will increase their interest in joint play such as make-believe, construction and games to learn the important social skills of sharing and cooperating. They will also learn more about helping adults in everyday activities and finding a balance between independence and complying with the wishes of others!

Learning through doing! Hats, bags and boxes are just some of the objects we use to encourage imagination and creativity during playtimes. Also music, picture books and finger rhymes help to develop listening skills, rhythm and sound recognition.

Literacy and numeracy will develop rapidly with our support and a wide range of interesting materials and activities. We will encourage your child’s language to become more complex, and to become more adept at using longer sentences.

Sunbeams’ staff recognise that your child still needs the comfort and security of special people and that close, warm relationships form the basis for much learning.