Green Group: Turning Two

Toddlers in green group are moving out of their “parallel play” phase, becoming more social and confident as they learn to communicate and cooperate in a group environment. Our green group teachers love seeing each child in their classes developing a positive sense of self!

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Green Group Daily Routine:

Development and Learning Objectives for the Green Group:

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

1c. Sings along and copies actions during morning circle ; uses found objects and musical instruments to make rhythmic/melodic sounds.

1d. Use art materials for various forms of intentional mark-making on appropriate surfaces.

Receptive & Expressive vocabulary development

2f. Learns at least 1 new word per week

2f. Says the new word while pointing to the item and/or gesturing to indicate the action it relates to.

Coherent expression of personal ideas, thoughts, feelings

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

3e. Strings 3-5 words together to form phrases that make sense and are relevant.


Response to text

4b. Points to specific items within illustrations and parrots memorable lines from the story text.

Phonological Awareness

5b. Pronounces onset (beginning) sounds of words (e.g. “ba” as points to ball

5c. Chants rhymes emphasices rhyming words and/or pronounces tongue twisters or sentences with alliteration correctly.

Print awareness / concepts

7a. Discriminates between text and illustrations (by pointing to one or the other as prompted)

Tracing, transcription and writing

8a. Starts to make writing-related marks (scribbles) intentionally on paper with pencils or crayons.

  Maths and Scientific Reasoning

Verbal and object counting

10a. Counts in a ‘sing-song’ fashion up to 5 (imitates teacher counting objects)

Relative Magnitude and Measurement

12b. Indicates the relative size of two objects (bigger, smaller)

Shape recognition and manipulation

13b. Identifies triangles, squares, circles, rectangles, and ovals

Classification and Repeat Patterning

15a. Classifies and sorts items into categories suggested by the teacher (e.g. put all the blue objects in one pile and all the red objects in another pile).

Planning and Cognitive Flexibility

16a. Responds to questions about intended actions

Hypothesis formation

17b. Asks questions about observed objects and happenings (phenomena)

  pHysical and social emotional wellbeing


18d. Seeks help from adults (using gestures or simple words) to fulfil physical needs

18e. Seeks help from trusted adults to co-regulate when feeling upset or overwhelmed.

18f. Plays cooperatively with peers during most free play periods.

Response to expectations

19c. Willingly participates in classroom routines and generally adheres to classroom behavioral norms, with occasional direct reminders from teacher.

Positive sense of self

20b. Expresses personal preferences (what do you like?)

Persistence in the face of challenges

21b. Begins to show an understanding of the need to share and is willing to wait their turn when prompted.

Gross motor coordination

22l. Walks along a straight line (taped on the ground), putting one foot in front of the other, for at least 2 metres.

22m. Walks up stairs safely and/or climbs up a small jungle-gym ladder (3-5 rungs) with confidence.

22n “Jumps/hops over a straight line (taped on the ground) with two feet

22o. “Throws a bean bag/ball towards an intended target.

22p. “Runs forward with control and stability.


Fine motor coordination

23j Finger thumb opposition (Touches thumb to all other fingers one at a time)
23k “Joins and separates lego blocks.

23l “Pours water from a jug into a designated container without spilling

23m “Screws and unscrews the lid of a jar or the nut on a bolt.

23n Swivels shapes to fit into pre-defined holes.
23o “Threads string through relatively large punch holes

23p “Holds crayons to make marks on paper effectively.