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Animal Rescue

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About This Kit

Age Group

Toddlers - 1-3 years

Toddlers

Skill Builders

Skill Builder - Language Development

Language Development

Skill Builder - Small Motor Skills

Small Motor Skills

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Science Concepts

Let's Begin

Animal Rescue Materials

Gather Materials

Broom
Various small items to sweep
(cotton balls, beans, small toys)
Masking tape (for easy removal from floor surface)

Animal Rescue - Step 1

Step 1

Place the toy animals, one in each section, of the muffin tin.

Apply the tape across the openings of the muffin tin, horizontally and vertically.

Animal Rescue - Step 2

Step 2

Let your child cut the tape away to “rescue” the animals inside each of the sections of the muffin tin.

Animal Rescue - Step 4

Finished...

Hope you and your child had fun! Come back soon.

CDC Milestones

Curious about your child’s development? All children develop at their own pace, but the Center for Disease Control’s developmental milestones can be a helpful guideline. Here are a few examples:

Infants
1-year-old
  • Shows fear in some situations
  • Puts things in a container, takes things out of a container
  • Looks at the right picture or thing when it’s named
Toddlers
18-months-old
  • Explores alone but with parent close by
  • Can follow 1-step verbal commands without any gestures
  • Drinks from a cup
Preschoolers
2-years-old
  • Shows more and more independence
  • Knows names of familiar people and body parts
  • Might use one hand more than the other

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