Design an individualized, responsive, developmentally appropriate lesson plan for the cognitive or language development of an infant (birth to twelve months), a toddler (twelve months through two years), and a preschooler (three through four years) in a template of your choice.
- Create a lesson plan template of your choice in a Word document for your response.
- Use APA format for the title page, references page, and in-text citations.
- Develop an introduction explaining the context of your lesson plans and a conclusion summarizing anticipated outcomes for each age level.
A good place to start is to expand the information provided on developmental charts (see Module 2 Learning Objects). For instance, when it says provide interesting toys and materials for babies to handle and explore, be specific as to what specific toys and materials you would use and how you would use them to build cognitive or language skills.
Consider how you would set up an “area” in your classroom related to specific skills. To get ideas for an infant and toddler environment, visit the PITC website (Links to an external site.) to take a virtual tour through five California community college children’s centers implementing the PITC approach to infant-toddler care.
Choose a title, and designate the age level for each group of activities.
You must have at least 2 activities for the domain at each age level.
Things to consider:
- What am I doing (the child)?
- How am I feeling?
- What am I learning?
- What will I do to support the child’s development and learning?
- What are responsive interactions?
Plans to consider:
- Songs, finger plays, music
- Stories, books
- Environment, toys, materials, opportunities
- Experiences with families
- Special experiences
Be creative in your activities, and be sure to properly document any sources you use.