Sept 2017 - Aug 2018 Infant / Toddler Curriculum Kit Contents
Our Buttercups® infant / toddler curriculum kits are full of great activities and educational enrichment for kids aged 0 months to 3 years. Below you will find a detailed description of every item that comes in the kit.
The eye-catching photos on this educational display show different types of weather patterns. Each day you can help the children locate the picture that best illustrates the weather in your area. Use the weather display words to create pockets on the display chart. Have children place the fun characters in the pocket for the correct weather! 18" by 12"
Color and Shape Display
Display this Juggling Jester themed chart in a spot where the children can easily see it in your room. Each month, add a new shape with a different color to the Juggling Jester's hands. 18" by 12"
NEW! Color and Shape Display Pieces
New this year, all of the Color and Shape Pieces will be included in your Starter Pack with your first order! Display them on the Juggling Jester's hands as they're introduced each month. If you wish, you can display the other pieces around the jester for review.
NEW! Welcome Caption
Children love routines! You will now receive A Royal Welcome caption to use all year, along with a new themed Welcome Display and Name Tags in each kit to help you welcome children daily to the group. 9" by 12"
NEW! Early Learning and Development Continuum
Our new Continuum helps you easily document skills! Domains, Sub Domains, Goals, and Indicators are identified for infants to 5 year olds. Research-based skills outline the sequence of developmental benchmarks. Indicators are listed with each curriculum activity. 18" x 24" poster, and 5" x 22" quick reference chart.
Infant / Toddler Curriculum Guide
NEW! The Buttercups® Curriculum Guide now provides a flexible DAILY format for multiage groups of children from 0 to 36 months. You can choose the activities that best fit the needs of your group and repeat them as often as the children enjoy and benefit from them. Suggestions are included for ways to adjust the activities to meet differing ages, interests, and abilities. The activities in all domains are structured to support strong, positive approaches to learning, such as curiosity, problem-solving, and persistence. 250+ activity ideas!
2 Board Books
These small sturdy books are just right for little hands to learn from and they include fun, interactive elements such as interesting textures or flaps to lift. Sharing the books with children is a great way to build early language and literacy skills, and helps to develop trusting relationships.
2 Play Manipulatives
Safe, sturdy physical play manipulatives promote exploration. The manipulatives vary from month to month with materials such as balls, dramatic play props, art tools, and more. The Curriculum Guide offers multiple ideas for using them, and children are also encouraged to use their creativity to find more ways to incorporate the manipulatives into play and learning.
2 Theme Puppets
You'll find many ways to use these playful puppets! Cut them out and attach the included craft sticks as a handle. Use the puppets to encourage conversation, lead games, and help with transitions, or any time you need a fun way to grab the children's attention.
NEW! Welcome Display
Receive a new themed Welcome Display in each kit to go with the Welcome Caption from the Starter Pack. Use the accompanying Name Tags to welcome children to the group as part of a daily routine.
Attach these name tags to the themed Welcome Display in each kit for an attendance activity, or use them to label children's belongings on cubbies or lockers.
Sign Language Poster
Very young children can often learn to sign before they can speak. Being able to communicate through signs can reduce children’s frustration and help them learn the value of back and forth communication. These posters help you to become familiar with American Sign Language (ASL). Children will learn from your examples and consistent use of the signs in the classroom.
8 Vocabulary Cards
Understanding that photos represent real world objects is an early step in symbolic thinking that builds a foundation for learning to read. Use these cards to help children develop that understanding, and as starters for conversations about the monthly themes.
4 Sets of Early Learning Materials
These materials connect to two of the monthly themes and can be used to develop a variety of skills such as opposites, matching, one-to-one correspondence, size concepts, and more.
2 Nursery Rhyme Story Props
The verbal rhythm of nursery rhymes has timeless appeal to children. Experiences with nursery rhymes build phonological awareness and help to lay a strong foundation for reading. With each Curriculum Guide, you receive literacy materials you can use as you share a classic nursery rhyme.
4 "All About Me" Cards
Use these photos to help children express things about themselves, which builds positive self-attitudes and develops personal confidence.
Communicating with families invites them to engage with their children's learning. These colorful notes provide valuable information to families, and builds bridges between home and school. One per child.
12 Exploratory Art or Prop Activities with Supplies for Each Child
Children and parents alike love these engaging projects. Use them to help children develop fine motor skills, express creativity, explore sensory materials, and more. The emphasis is on exploration and creativity as children try new art techniques and discover what happens when they use different tools and materials. In some cases, teacher and child work together to make fun props that children can then use for simple games or creative play.
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