Did you know that when it comes to Toddlers: Intellectual Activities there are seven categories? This post provides some background information around them before students do an analysis for understanding.
- Word splash the following words onto a board or screen and ask students what they have in common. Words include: attention, creativity, curiosity, imagination, memory, perception and reasoning.
- Hopefully, some students make the connection of the words to the brain and/ or learning. If not, share that these are the catagories associated with toddlers and intellectual development.
- iPads or Laptops
- Projector & Screen
- Go over the presentation sharing the intellectual activities categories and descriptions associated with a toddler’s development. As you do, students take notes and create doodles on their notes form.
- Afterwards, students use their notes to individually complete the picture analysis where they must look at the play activities, identify the intellectual activity it represents and justify their reasons.
- When finished, I usually take time in class to go over their answers as they share and discuss the reasoning behind their choices. First they think-pair-share as they partner up with a neighbor. After that we share as a class. It’s pretty easy to determine whether they understand the concept or not.
- Toddler Intellectual Activities Slide Presentation (PDF)
- Toddler Intellectual Activities Note Form (PDF)
- Picture Analysis_Toddler Intellectual Activities (PDF)