Two Year Old Goals

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Goals for the Two-Year Old Class


Social Skills

Children are encouraged to develop their ability to interact with peers and adults including:

  • Engaging happily in solitary and parallel play
  • Participating in group activities
  • Learning and following classroom routines and rules
  • Learning to share and take turns
  • Beginning to show empathy and caring for others


Language Skills

Children are encouraged to develop listening and speaking skills including:

  • Using words to communicate
  • Beginning to speak in complete sentences
  • Building vocabulary
  • Understanding and following directions
  • Understanding and answering questions
  • Listening with interest to stories


Mathematics Skills

Children are encouraged to develop age appropriate mathematical skills including:

  • Becoming familiar with concepts of number and quantity
  • Becoming familiar with shapes and patterns
  • Developing number recognition


Scientific Thinking

Children are encouraged to learn about their environment through observing, questioning and describing as they engage in activities such as:

  • Colors
  • Kitchen Science
  • Magnets
  • Planting
  • Water Play


Judaic Studies

Children are encouraged to establish a positive Jewish identity and develop familiarity with Jewish celebrations and traditions including:

  • Celebrating Shabbat, reciting the prayers, and participating in Tot Shabbat with family
  • Celebrating and learning the stories of each holiday
  • Learning the meaning of tzedakah (charity), tikkun olam (make the world a better place), and helping others
  • Learning simple Hebrew vocabulary


The Arts

Children are encouraged to develop an appreciation of the arts through active engagement including:

  • Expressing imagination, creativity and resourcefulness through art, music and drama
  • Singing as part of the classroom routine
  • Developing listening skills using different kinds of music
  • Exploring a variety of art materials in creative ways
  • Exploring sensory and gross motor activities


Physical Skills

Children are encouraged to develop fine and gross motor skills through age appropriate activities and play. 


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