Welcome to Little Explorers!!
The first three years are an extraordinary and vital part of child development. This online training course will explore the importance of play in these formative years and offer a variety of play ideas to help stimulate and encourage children’s exploration and natural curiosity. This course is suitable for anyone interested in children’s early development through play from birth to three. Whether you are an early years practitioner, childminder or parent. This course will equip you with the knowledge of play that you need, and introduce you to a variety of play ideas to apply at home or in your early years setting. The resources used during our activities demonstrate a sustainable use of materials, because play can be affordable if you use your imagination!
The course is studied in three parts:
Section 1: The First Year (Baby)
Section 2: Year 2 (Toddler 12-24 months)
Section 3: Year 3 (Toddler 24-36 months)
Welcome & Introductions
Little Explorers - The First Year
Try our fun quiz about babies. Please note that the answers are based on children growing up in Western Europe and reflect averages. It is important to remember that all children are unique and develop in their own way and at their own pace, therefore there can be a wide variation between individuals.