The Importance Of Literacy Environment In A Toddler's Classroom

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I observed at Southwest Solutions Head Start, in the toddler’s classroom and interviewed Ms. Douglass one of the two teachers. During the observation we discussed the following: Learning Experiences, The Daily schedule, Assessments, role of the environment, family and the toddler head start classrooms.
Learning experiences are presented and implemented and how these are used to meet the needs of all the children:
The High Scope Curriculum is implemented by children learning through play. In this setting the learning experiences were used appropriately for their age. During small group time the children painted with thick small paint brushes and paint cups, each cup had tops to them with a small hole where the brush fits into the cup. Although,
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However, literacy skills develop in the home setting through positive interactions with literacy materials and familiar people. Children gain a significant amount of literacy skills before entering a school setting. (Three, 1999) Increasing the literacy environment in the toddler’s classroom by, adding bright colors and soft materials, bean bags, chairs, couches and multi-colors rugs with pictures of items children are familiar with. In addition to, a variety of books and puppets for children to explore. Some photos with children being read to by their teachers. The children of the classroom photographed while reading a book in the book area. Providing a quiet space for children and personal as well. Offer the children between transition times to explore …show more content…
Teachers can add technology in the classroom to increase literacy in children. Toddler are exposed to technology majority of the time in the home setting. E-books are great enhancement in the classroom environment the books basically come to life animation and interactive components. Per, NAEYC and Fred Rogers center, “e-books can be highly engaging and enjoyable learning experience for both children and adults.” As early childhood educator’s we define shared reading as an interactive and scaffold reading experience. However, teachers should look for well- constructed, and engaging content, conveyed through rich and language and visual. Teachers should select books based on children’s development. (Paciga,

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