Early Learning Guidelines 2.0

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ELG Introduction

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  ELG 2.0: Purposeful Play with Infants and Toddlers A Companion Guide to Oklahoma Early Learning Guidelines for Infants, Toddlers and Twos Chapter One: Purposeful Play and ELGs Introduction Welcome…

ELG Activity 1

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Activity 1: Intentional Teaching Using positive language and interacting with children are key teaching strategies to be purposeful when working with children. Consider the following sample interactions and then be…

ELG Principles of Intentional Teaching

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Principles of Intentional Teaching Purposeful play is not about caregivers saying that at a certain time of the day, “I will intentionally teach children something.” It is about being intentional…

ELG Activity 2

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Activity 2: Using Neuroscience as a Guide In the scenario below, the caregiver effectively uses information from the windows and applies that information to her interactions with children. The caregiver…

ELG Purposeful Play Activities

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Purposeful Play Activities and the ELGs Purposeful or intentional activities and experiences optimize children’s learning. Doing just one activity in each domain every day is infant and toddler curriculum. The…

ELG Activity 3

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Activity 3: Match ELG to Developmental Domain Developmental Learning Domains Social Emotional Development Language Development Cognitive Development Physical & Motor Development   ELG Standards Approaches to Learning Standard One- The…

ELG Setting the Stage for Success

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Setting the Stage for Success Various factors can impact children’s learning and play. Below are some tips and things to consider as you set the stage for purposeful play with…

ELG Chapter 2 Introduction

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Chapter Two: Young Infants (0 to 8 Months) Introduction Young infants are in a state of rapid development. Everything they touch, taste, feel and experience is new. As they unfold…

ELG Activity 4: What Cues Do Children Give You?

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Activity 4: What Cues Do Children Give You? Read the following cues that are common for young infants to display and decide whether the behavioral cue would fall under the…

ELG Activity 5: Tummy Time Analysis

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Activity 5: Tummy Time Analysis Motion Introducing physical activity into your program is a great way to address the epidemic of childhood obesity in America. Caregivers are in a unique…

ELG Individual Lesson Plan for Infants

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Individual Lesson Plan for Infants Many caregivers believe that the daily care of an infant, such as diapering and feeding, is all there is to day care or preschool. While…

ELG Activity #6: Changing Don’ts to Dos

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Activity 6: Changing Don’ts to Dos In this activity, you will need to select a more positive statement and/or action to replace the negative statement.  

ELG Activities that Support Physical and Motor Development (Continued)

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  Many activities that promote physical development also support other domains of learning and development. Scribbling DOMAINS: Cognitive development; language and communication development; physical development and motor skills MATERIALS: Thick…

ELG Chapter 4 Introduction

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Chapter Four: Toddlers (16 to 36 months) Introduction Toddlers continue to experience the world around them through hands-on exploration. In addition, they are also exploring their independence and control over…

ELG Activities that Promote Social Emotional Development

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Activities that Promote Social Emotional Development Fantastic Feelings Labeling emotions helps children react appropriately. When you encourage children to identify the cause of butterflies in their tummy, giggles, tears, or…

ELG Activities that Promote Language Development

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Activities that Promote Language Development Language Learners Toddlerhood is a time for language explosion! During this stage sporadic words turn into understandable phrases which will turn into choppy sentences. Here…

ELG Activities that Promote Cognitive Development

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Activities that Promote Cognitive Development The cognitive development domain focuses on children’s ability to acquire, organize, and use information in increasingly complex ways. In their search for understanding and meaning,…

ELG Activities that Promote Physical Motor Development

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Activities that Promote Physical and Motor Development Fine-Tuning Skills Busy hands make discoveries and solve problems. Simple, everyday tasks like buttoning, snapping, zipping, turning door knobs or buckling seat belts…

ELG Lesson Planning for Toddlers

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Wild about Water Splash, squish, plop and drop. Indoors or out, water play provides a full range of learning opportunities as children share space, experience cause and effect, and mirror…

ELG Chapter 5 Introduction & Outdoor Play

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Chapter Five: More Things to Consider Remember the Outdoors Expand young children’s knowledge of the world by offering opportunities for children to use their senses outdoors. Not only do children…

ELG Outdoor Play (Continued)

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Areas of Learning that Outdoor Play Supports Outdoor play enables young children to learn about their world. (e.g.., Can sticks stand up in sand? How do plants grow? Why do…

ELG Conclusion

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The following areas should be included on the weekly plan for outdoor classroom: areas of play (should be integrated e.g., encourage writing in the construction area); learning potential; experiences/activities; role…