Working With Two Year Olds
Helicopter Stories, our inclusive, whole-class approach to learning, can also be used with younger children. In this free downloadable resource, we look at how this child-centred learning approach can be used to develop cognitive and creative potential in two-year olds. Children learn about the world predominantly through play and storytelling, and giving them a safe space in which to express their ideas in these early stages gives them the confidence to go out and learn more. At the same time, they will develop positive relationships, explore the power of words and improve their listening and comprehension skills.
As practitioners, it’s important that we look at what individual children need and adapt our approach accordingly, therefore these points are not rules to be followed, but ideas to be explored. This resource accompanies Trisha Lee’s book: Princesses, Dragons and Helicopter Stories.
To further help, there is a booklet full of our practices and what we have found out from our experiences with this age group.