As your toddler begins to take their first steps, they will also start to navigate feelings and relationships whilst developing a strong sense of identity and agency.
At this age demonstrating independence can be very important to your child. Our educators encourage this by presenting options for your child to interact with and make decisions based on their emerging interests. This can be through having a variety of different learning environments set up, allowing self-serving at mealtimes, or posing questions in conversation to extend on thoughts or ideas. This not only encourages toddlers to explore new interests but also focuses on language development by encouraging children to begin to articulate their interests with educators, friends, and family.