Read Chapter 6 and answer the following questions:

1.  When do we begin to call babies toddlers? 

2.  What are toddlers like?

3.  Define maturation.

4.  What do toddlers do?

5.  Define autonomy.

6.  What do toddlers need?

7.  List six (6) key components for designing physical environments for toddlers.

8.  What are self-help skills?

9.  How can the environment support autonomy?

10.  List six (6) suggestions for making the home or center safe for toddlers.

11.  How can an environment allow for separateness?

12.  How can a teacher help toddlers learn to cope with separation from parents?

13.  Describe an environment that allows for movement.

14.  List thirteen (13) types of equipment for large muscle play.

15.  Describe an environment that cultivates self-help skills.  List specific examples.

16.  What is one of the major self-help tasks of toddlerhood?  How can a teacher help encourage the accomplishment of this task?

17.  Describe an environment that encourages sensorimotor exploration. 

18.  What does it mean to say that “much of the natural learning style at this stage is experimental”?

19.  What are props?  Describe developmentally appropriate toddler materials.

20.  List five (5) considerations for creating schedules for toddlers.

21.  Why should you have periods of relative quiet and inactivity in the schedule?

22.  Describe inappropriate physical environments for toddlers.

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