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Infant and Toddler Videos

The following videos feature footage and strategies
for working with infants and/or toddlers.
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Fostering Flexibility in a 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. Learn More
Children sit on the floor with their teacher as they sort socks from a laundry basket.
Learning All the Time: Making the Most of Every Day Experiences (1:38) A family child care provider describes the opportunities that daily experiences provide for supporting young children’s development. Learn More
Two teachers stand and discuss their classroom
Redesigning the Toddler Classroom (6:04) A toddler teacher discusses why she rearranged her classroom and how it affected classroom behavior. Learn more
A teacher and toddler play with a cash register.
Supporting Critical Thinking in Toddlers (1:42) A toddler teacher shares her strategies for supporting the development of toddlers’ critical thinking skills. Learn More
A group of toddlers sit at a table eating lunch with their teachers.
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. Learn More
A mom holds her baby in a standing position
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. Learn more
A mother holds and looks at her infant
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. Learn More
A collection of balls
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. Learn more
Two toddlers sitting in a box
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. Learn more
Toddlers play with dirt in a container
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. Learn more
A toddler makes a path for a bear to cross her paper.
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. Learn More
A toddler looking up into a tree.
Investigating Trees (11:36) Preschool and toddler teachers describe how children studied trees and the animals that live in them. Learn more