Blue Group: Turning One

Babies can start in blue group as early as 3-months and our nurturing carers will support them in their journey from wriggling to walking – helping them to expand their little worlds!

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Blue Group Daily Routine:

Development and Learning Objectives for Blue Group Babies:

Language, Literacy and Creative Expression

Maths and Scientific Reasoning

Physical, Social and Emotional well-being

  Language, Literacy and Creative Expression

Engages in music, art and dramatic play

1a. Sings along and copies actions during morning circle song

1b. Independently makes rhythmic / melodic sounds using found objects and musical instruments

Receptive & Expressive vocabulary development

2a. Gurgles and coos

2b. Looks towards person speaking to them, uses pointing and other gestures to convey meaning

2c. Babbles word-like sounds

2d. Uses simple words “mama”, “hi”, ” bye-bye”

 

Coherent expression of personal ideas, thoughts, feelings

3a. Claps in excitement, shakes head to communicate “no” or refusal

3b. Nods heads “yes”, blows kisses and gives high fives

3c. Uses gestures, sounds, words and other actions to convey comprehension (when spoken to) and meaning (when responding)

3d. Attempts at communication through speech are understandable at times.

 

  Maths and Scientific Reasoning

Hypothesis formation

17a. Explores with intention: observes, touches, and reacts to objects and happenings around him/her

  pHysical and social emotional wellbeing

Self regulation

18a. Says “no” or shakes head when doesn’t want something

18b. Able to express immediate needs eg. by crying when hungry or thirsty

18c. Plays alongside peers (parallel play)

Response to expectations

19a. Pays attention and copies/mimics basic actions

19b. Listens to and follows reasonable, basic direct requests from teacher

Persistence in the face of challenges

21a. Displays willingness to attempt new tasks with support/prompting (doesn’t always return to the same toy/game)

Gross motor coordination

22a. Neck control is established

22b. Infant is able to roll from supine to side and back

22c. Infant starts weight bearing on arms and kicks legs while on their tummy

22d. Starts to use both legs and arms to propel forward

22e. Able to sit with back support

22f. Takes a few steps

22g. Start to pull themselves up against furniture, stands

22h. Able to sit without back support without fatiguing

22i. Walks independently, poor co-ordination

22j. Masters walking

Fine motor coordination

23a. Finger thumb opposition (Touches thumb to all other fingers one at a time)

22b.Uses index finger to point at objects and toys

23c. Squeezes sponge or hand or other soft object

23d. Plays with toys at midline, transfers hand to hand

23e. Uses simple tools as intended eg. Hammer

23f. Manipulates blocks , sand, play-dough etc. to build multi-level structures