Two Year Olds
At the age of two, children began their transition from
being a baby to being a child. They began to exhibit a certain
amount of independence and may want to do things without
Our "independent" two year olds enjoy safe games
and activities that allow them to run, jump, tumble and
climb. Two year olds enjoy throwing, kicking and rolling
balls so we provide many opportunities for these activities.
A child's vocabulary increases rapidly at this age. To support
this increase in vocabulary, our staff spends a lot of time
talking and reading to our children. In addition, as daily
activities are performed, our staff explains what they are
doing so that our children can associate words with specific
Enthusiastically reading to our children is a fundamental
part of our two year old program. Age appropriate books,
including audio and big picture books, are used to introduce
new words and introduce our children to the joys of reading.
We work with our children in naming and identifying parts
of the body. Children are encouraged to feed themselves.
Also, there is a focus on numbers, counting and identifying
basic colors. At this age, children enjoy scribbling and
drawing during art activities. Our two year olds also have
fun with building blocks, play dough and large legos.
Potty training is introduced in our 2 year olds room. Partnering
with parents is stressed in this endeavor to make sure that
common techniques are used both at Bright Minds and at home.
We show our children a lot of encouragement as they master
the use of the potty but we are also patient, knowing that
accidents will happen. Praise is given to our children for
even small accomplishments during this time.
Parents will receive a daily status of their child's day.
This status gives a general description of their child's
disposition during the day, any developmental milestones
and any other pertinent information that the teacher deems
beneficial to the parent.