Infant and Toddler Videos

The following videos feature footage and strategies for working with infants and/or toddlers.

Foster Flexibility in Toddlers 300x168Fostering Flexibility in the Toddler Classroom (1:14)

An Early Head Start Teacher explains the importance of being flexible when working with young children and provides an example of how she fosters children’s ability to be flexible themselves.
Cathy Tormey Socks A 300x168Learning All the Time: Making the Most of Everyday Experiences (1:38)

A family child care provider describes the opportunities that daily experiences provide for supporting young children’s development.
toddler room 300x168Redesigning the Toddler Room (6:04)

A toddler teacher discusses why she rearranged her classroom and how it affected classroom behavior.
Support Critical Thinking in Toddlers 300x168Supporting Critical Thinking in Toddlers (1:42)

A toddler teacher shares her strategies for supporting the development of toddlers’ critical thinking skills.
Language Development During Mealtime 300x168Supporting Language Development in Infants and Toddlers during Mealtime (2:13)

An Early Head Start Teacher describes how she uses a variety of strategies during mealtime to support language development.
Supporting Physical Development in Infants 300x168Supporting Physical Development in Infants and Toddlers (3:20)

This video illustrates how adults can support children’s physical development through a variety of movement activities and physical challenges.
Supporting Thinking in Infants 300x168Supporting Thinking in Infants and Toddlers Through Active Music and Play Experiences (2:37)

This video describes how adults can support cognitive development by providing movement and other active play and music opportunities.
balls collection 300x168Investigating Balls (10:10)

This video shows how preschool and toddler teachers engaged children in a variety of learning activities while investigating the properties of balls.
Toddlers in box 300x168Investigating Containers (11:22)

Toddler and preschool teachers describe how children developed an understanding of the properties and uses of containers over the course of a four-month-long investigation on containers.
Investigating Nature Dirt A 300x168Investigating Nature (10:31)

Preschool and toddler teachers describe how children engaged in a variety of learning activities while investigating insects, worms, gardening, and other aspects of nature.
Bear photo2 300x168Investigating Pathways (12:03)

A toddler teacher and two preschool teachers describe how children engaged in a variety of learning activities while developing an understanding of the concept of pathways.
Toddler observing tree 300x168Investigating Trees (11:36)

Preschool and toddler teachers describe how children studied trees and the animals that live in them.