Infant and Toddler Videos
The following videos feature footage and strategies for working with infants and/or toddlers.
|Fostering 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.
|Learning 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.
|Redesigning the Toddler Room (6:04)
A toddler teacher discusses why she rearranged her classroom and how it affected classroom behavior.
|Supporting Critical Thinking in Toddlers (1:42)
A toddler teacher shares her strategies for supporting the development of toddlers’ critical thinking skills.
|Supporting 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 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 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.
|Investigating 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.
|Investigating 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 (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.
|Investigating 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.
|Investigating Trees (11:36)
Preschool and toddler teachers describe how children studied trees and the animals that live in them.