During 18 to 35 months of age, childrens’ skill development moves very fast. Their brains are growing rapidly, language is blooming, and motor skills are advancing. At the same time, thinking becomes more developed, and their social and emotional skills enable them to interact with more people. With that said, this is the ideal age to begin participation in structured group activities, such as Mini SKILLZ.
We’ve done extensive research on the stages of development for children this age, and from that information have built a fun and exciting program that is just right for both the child and their guardian.
HERE’S AN OVERVIEW FOR THE STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT
OF CHILDREN AGES 18 TO 36 MONTHS:
Intellectually: their thinking skills are all across the board, which makes it hard for them to anticipate what’s coming next. Therefore, their attention span will be very limited.
Emotionally: their feelings are very strong, but they are still not at the stage to recognize why. Therefore, they will show a wide range of strong emotions that are not quickly controllable.
Socially: language development has a big influence on their social development. They will imitate others, but will quickly fight for personal space when they feel too crowded.
By understanding the stages of development of 18 to 35 month old, we were able to select 8 age-appropriate skills that make up the Mini SKILLZ Program:
(1) Stepping (2) Listening (3) Patience (4) Respect
(5) Jumping (6) Thinking (7) Following (8) Sharing
HERE’S HOW THE MINI SKILLZ PROGRAM WORKS:
As you can see, this is not a typical toddler program! We integrate an extensive amount of research and development into a program that is appropriate for their age, while at the same time advancing them beyond their current stage of development. This means that each child will learn and grow at a faster pace than the average toddler. The best part is the Mini SKILLZ program is a great way for them to bond with you as well!