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?