View Full Version : PLANNING

28-02-2009, 11:13 AM
Hi everyone.

I am going to be minding 3 children and they are all 12 - 15 months so I was wondering how I go about planning because they just want to run around and play with everything! I also have an 18 month old daughter so I tried planning with her as a guinea pig but she wont sit still for a minute to do anything like painting etc!

I am not sure how to approach this!

hope that makes sense!!

28-02-2009, 05:03 PM
You need to spend a while just watching and listening and making notes...

Watch and see what they each enjoy playing with and how they are learning.

Check this back with parents to make sure you are on the right tracks.

Then your planning is to follow their interests... so if one likes painting, get out the paints etc.

Then to follow this up put some sand in the paint to see if they like painting a sensory picture etc.

Keep it based around each of their interests, giving them more to do around what they like until they are much closer to age 3... by then they will be getting ready for themed / topical / planned activities.

Hth :D