To promote curiosity and enquiry within the 2 – 3 room we provide the following experiences
Help the toddler to see how things work, how objects can be moved and transported around; how similar things can be grouped together; how things balance.
Give the toddler time and space to be involved in their own schematic play and adults who support this.
Provide resources that toddlers enjoy, such as bags, boxes and containers to put smaller items in, to move, empty out, and scatter about.
Give opportunities to mix and combine messy materials.
Provide appropriate resources for the toddler to make clear marks with the correct tools and equipment, paint and appropriate sizes of brush; and a selection of paper which is neatly arranged and used appropriately with care and attention which value the child’s efforts.
Give the toddler experience of everyday activities, splashing in puddles, being blown by the wind, digging holes, making collections of stones or natural objects or items that a child may feel are special.