Green Birds- 24-36 mo.

LWOF uses the “A Beka Book Curriculum” for ages 24 months and up:

ABeka Book is an outstanding faith based curriculum that will supply your child with beautifully colored textbooks to teach a variety of preschool skills.

Other things we know about your two year old and hope to help them learn:

  • ·         Senses & Motor Skills: Two-year-olds really enjoy using their senses and motor skills to explore the world and are highly curious about unfamiliar objects, events and phenomena. We will guide them to solve simple problems with the “trial and error” method and will practice activities over and over until they master them. We will encourage “pretend play,” using familiar objects and situations to process their daily experiences.
  • ·         Language: New discoveries are also facilitated by a two-year-old’s blossoming language skills that prompt many “why,” “what” and “how” questions. During the year, children this age pick up most parts of speech to form more complete sentences. They can understand and say hundreds of words. We will help them by speaking clearly, using correct pronunciations and by explaining things as we go through our day. We will also seek opportunities to give simple directions and by using common phrases that will guide them through routine situations.
  • ·         Reading & Writing: Children this age are laying the groundwork for reading and writing. We will read books to them and encourage them to read to us as they independently look through familiar books. Two-year-olds can sing the A-B-C song, but they don’t yet understand that the letter names correspond to specific graphic designs, however we will begin to show them written words and relate those words to items they recognize. We will also encourage them using a variety of ways to scribble marks as they attempt to write the first letter of their name, etc.
  • ·         Math: As they play and complete their daily routines, two-year-olds learn important math skills. We will use toys and other items to represent another object, recognize patterns with daily activities and understand concepts of time like, “tomorrow” and “yesterday.” We know that two-year-olds are just beginning to use logical reasoning to solve everyday problems and will encourage this learning process by supplying items for them to sort shapes, complete puzzles with eight pieces or less and stack by size. We will also begin introducing numbers up to 10.
  • ·         Physical Development: Physically, two-year-olds explore all the ways to travel from here to there, including rolling, crawling, creeping, walking, running, jumping and climbing. We will encourage them throughout the day as they fine tune these skills.
  • ·         Fine Motor Skills: Two-year-olds also use their motor skills to explore the creative arts. They make sounds by banging and shaking instruments and household items. We will encourage them to enjoy dancing upon request, doing finger plays and acting out chants and songs. We will also encourage forms of sensory pleasures by using art materials and guide them to focus on the process of creating art, rather than the final product.
  • ·         Social Skills: Two-year-olds enjoy playing alongside other children, but to avoid conflict they will often keep to themselves. we will encourage side-by-sde play and when conflicts arise we will step in to prevent aggression and will use these moments to teach appropriate behaviors. We will begin to help the children label feelings that they recognize in themselves and others.