Verbal communication, social participation and toilet training are all integral parts of the curriculum TLE® offers to older toddlers—which starts to increase the learning while keeping their education fun.
Our year-end milestones for twaddlers
While each day is a fun new adventure at TLE®, the lessons and curriculum are preparing your child to achieve key developmental milestones—and help ensure child development occurs at the right pace. For our twaddlers, those goals are:
- Build on vocabulary words and use simple sentences to communicate
- Develop movement and physical development such as learning to stack blocks, how to kick a ball, stand on toes, etc.
- Be encouraged to complete simple activities to build confidence and independence
- Be encouraged to identify letters, numbers, shapes and colours
- Be exposed to penmanship by scribbling with a variety of writing utensils
Our curriculum components
Twaddlers will participate in a new themed early childhood education programme each month that incorporates a wide variety of activities involving problems in logic, maths, reading, phonics and writing skills. Our monthly themes take children on new and exciting learning adventures through fun hands-on activities that are led by some of our favourite TLE® characters.
Our programme for twaddlers
Manners and etiquette
We make manners for older toddlers the foundation of kindness and good behaviour,
The children are saying “please” and “thank you,” but also going above and beyond to act out kindness with their peers, by learning to say nice and encouraging things. Our proprietary character puppets are a great tool for the children, such as Penny Polite® who helps re-enact good manner scenarios. Our Manners Readers explore a variety of etiquette situations, including talking on the telephone, behaving well in a restaurant and in public, refraining from name calling and treating their peers with respect. This is a wonderful way to prepare them for the real world and build a foundation for good citizenship as they start to learn about the meaning of philanthropy.
As our little learners build on their skills in Sign Language, they’re learning to sign in connection with their lessons about the world. When learning about travel, for example, parents are always amazed at how their children can sign words like “passport” or “suitcase.”
At the beginning of every month, those signs are printed and sent home with families to extend the lesson in Sign Language. The parents are also kept abreast of the Sign Language Alphabet as a resource, and can connect pictures to descriptions of the sign language in order to practice communicating with the children.
Physical fitness programmes
TLE® makes physical fitness an important part of early childhood development with the help of our friend Flexi Flamingo, who teaches our older toddlers healthy habits that will last a lifetime. Starting at the toddler age, children are learning to move their bodies, as well as keep their bodies and minds healthy by identifying healthy choices.
At TLE®, they’ll also learn about going to the doctor and the tools medical professionals use to help them stay healthy. They’ll learn, too, about health and hygiene, expressing their emotions and calming their anxieties with soothing yoga, and are even offered ways to develop their gross motor skills with balancing, walking, hopping on one foot or two feet, and more.