Teaching Tots is creative in its methods of developing life skills for Toddlers and Preschoolers.
Personally I’ve been teaching this program to children for over 7 years, and they have done very well, furthermore they enjoy it immensely. Over the last 7 years, many parents have complimented me on how well their children do in the program with the Teaching Tots Rolled-out Curriculum. I’ve had a child in my program for two years. He stopped coming to my program in the afternoons because he’s now in kindergarten then, but he’s still coming here in the morning. When his parents went for an interview at his school, the teacher really admired his progress. She said he’s way ahead of the entire class. The parents told me that they had their son`s caregiver to thank, for him being this smart.
My program has been used by other parents with their own children, and by home daycares. They too are enjoying the program. Their response to me is that their children are achieving!
When it comes to Toddlers, well, Teaching Tots is like an introduction to them. As for Preschoolers, they end up knowing more than half of what I teach by following along for just four months. When the Toddlers have completed eight months of the Curriculum, they too are at the Preschoolers` level in the Teaching Tots developmental program.
I mention four months because the Curriculum has a different fundamental each month: letters, shapes, numbers and colours. They repeat after four months. The topic of the month changes each month and does not repeat for a full year. So each monthly issue is a combination of brand new activities, topic-related material, and page design for the Tots to enjoy, along with a fundamental. For the Tots experienced with the Curriculum, returning to a fundamental after four months is familiar and a chance to polish and develop skills they`ve already begun.
It wasn’t until two years ago, when my granddaughter Rylee (who just turned 2 that week) started reading each letter in the signs of all the stores in the mall, which I started to really feel something was going on here. The amazing part was all the elderly ladies who were right behind us, saying "look at that little baby reading each letter up there". From that point I knew I had a really good product for Toddlers and Preschoolers. I didn’t realize it before that time, because Toddlers and Preschoolers would go home, and I never knew how much the parents were teaching them as opposed to what I was teaching them. The funny thing is when I teach, I don’t teach children under the age of two. I only let the pre-toddlers join in when they seem interested to follow along with us.
It’s all in the way you teach them; I found the program to be pretty easy for Toddlers and Preschoolers to work with. I have all sorts of videos of them working away while I’m teaching, for their parents to see. I compile them into a Christmas gift video that I give every year to the families.
So when you teach Toddlers and Preschoolers, you have to show a lot of comical actions, along with being very cheerful to all the children. They will respond by listening and learning with you. Really good communication with any of the young, will result in well developed children.
Our motto is, "Structure is the key to successful children". With my program, the Teaching Tots Rolled-out Curriculum, every minute of the day is well planned out for Toddlers and Preschoolers.
- January 2009