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Category: Perspectives

For Specialists: Toddler "Toy Dumping"

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How does the specialist support the provider’s interactions with the children?

She points out that the toddler is not dumping the toys with the intention of irritating the provider, but that most children this age experiment in this way. She invites the provider to think differently about the mess and keep it playful. She suggests the strategy of using the clean up song that the children know.

How does the specialist support the provider in noticing the children’s learning and development?

She demonstrates how the child is learning to use and understand language and recognize colors. She notes that it is very typical for children this age to experiment with cause and effect and gives the basket to the child so he can have autonomy with cleaning up.

Filmed with a family child care support specialist and provider in her family child care home.

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