Using art and imagination
You might notice that:
- I will jump, bounce or swing my arms when I hear music or songs that I like.
- I will join in with the words and actions I know when you sing my favourite songs.
- I can use chunky pens or crayons to make lines that go up and down and round and round.
- I am starting to make different sounds when I make music from everyday things like spoons, pots or plastic bowls – I might play fast, quietly or loudly.
- I can use my hands to make marks in paint or mud, and might make sounds at the same time, like “weeee!”
- I can pretend that a toy or thing is something else, such as pretending that my teddy is a baby.
- Toddlers need to explore lots of different things to find out what they can do with them.
How you can help me learn:
- Give me a big piece of paper or shower curtain on the floor to see what marks I can make with a paint brush, my hands or my feet.
- Give me ribbons or scarves to hold as I dance to music.
- Give me an old telephone so that I can pretend to phone you.
- Give me a bowl of soapy water so that I can wash my baby doll.