Spend some time observing the infants and toddlers in your care during play and then answer the following questions:
Identify three learning materials for which infants or toddlers demonstrate sustained interest. Why do you think each item is appealing to the infants or toddlers?
Identify three learning materials for which infants or toddlers rarely play with or show an interest in. Why do you think each item is rarely played with?
Look at the arrangement of the space and areas where these materials are offered. What would you change to increase the children's interest in the materials?
Based on your observations, what would you change about the quantity, quality, and availability of the materials in order to meet the learning needs of the children?