To babies & toddlers everything is exciting and we mean everything. The wonder and excitement of toddlers is second to none. It might be a lizard walking through the yard, a favourite truck in the sandpit, a chicken under the fence or it might be the discovery of a babies own feet or reflection in the mirror.
Every time you read a story (and it may be the 50th time) that first time excitement is still there (Spot goes to the farm), songs (Baa Baa black sheep) or simply the arrival of the morning tea trolley, their sense of wonder never fades. With every repetitive moment they are learning more about life and the world around them. It may be the learning of language, an emerging awareness of concepts or perhaps most importantly human relationships. With every change in facial expression or variance in tone of voice they are learning more about how things work.
What happens in the Baby/Toddler room (and at home) is the foundation of all future learning. Of course we will always strive to find new and interesting ways of teaching and inspiring children, but we must not forget to reflect back and see it all through toddler eyes.