Toddler Washes Hands

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  1. Read video background.
  2. Watch video and record observations on Watch Me Grow worksheet.
  3. See which measures we think are reflected by the evidence!
  4. Explore additional information from the California Preschool Curriculum Framework and California Preschool Learning Foundations.

1. Video Background 

This is a 50 second clip of a toddler, Amber, washing her hands with adult support.

2. Watch Video: Toddler Washes Hands

3. Measures Reflected by the Evidence 

A good piece of evidence might address multiple measures. We are not assigning a developmental level, but rather saying that this video clip could be evidence for the measures: Measures Reflected by the Evidence: Toddler Washes Hands

4. For more information, explore California’s Infant/Toddler Curriculum Framework for information about:

Language Development

Guiding Principles:

• “Be responsive to the active communicator and learner.” (pp. 84-85)
• “Include language in your interactions with infants and toddlers.” (p. 85)
• “Celebrate and support the Individual.” (p. 86)
• “Make communication and language interesting and fun.” (p. 87)

Learning Contexts:

• “Be responsive when children initiate communication” (p. 89)
• “Use child directed language” (p. 90
• “Use self-talk and parallel talk.” (p. 90)
• “Help children expand language” (p. 90)
• “Be playful with language” (p. 91)

Perceptual and Motor Development

Guiding Principles:

• “Recognize the child’s developing abilities” (p. 127)
• “Encourage self-directed movement” (pp. 127-128)
• “Be available to children as they move and explore” (p. 130)

Learning Contexts:

Environment & Materials:
• “Consider the child’s ease of movement in setting up the physical environment” (p. 132)
• “Use everyday objects and materials to offer opportunities for perceptual and motor experiences” (p. 132)

• “Provide the infant with freedom to move” (p. 133)
• “See things from the infant’s perspective” (p. 133)
• “Help build the infants feelings of comfort, security, and awareness of his body.” (p. 134)
• “Use common routines, activities and behaviors to allow for practice of perceptual and motor skills” (p. 134




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