Independence is encouraged to help the child learn to dress themselves, fix a simple snack, or choose between options (“Would you like apple juice or milk”). Communication is increased as daily activities proceed throughout the day.
Coordination is developed more in-depth with simple puzzles, beads for stringing, and chunky crayons for scribbling and drawing.
They continue to explore language and build vocabulary by reading picture books, singing favorite songs, telling riddles, and playing more simple games. Pretend play is encouraged. Caregivers help point out colors, name objects, and point out meaningful letters like D for Dante.