Mini Adventurers is a zoned exciting enabling room with a curiosity approach threaded through out the zones, it is situated adjoining Twinkle Stars providing a smooth transition. By the time children reach the Mini Adventurers room they are typically learning through lots of active play and spend a lot of time problem solving and learning about the world around them.
The Mini Adventurers zones have an array of open ended resources available to them within their enabling zoned environment, the day offers a morning and afternoon session of free flow play with the staff to support and teach them. Mini Adventurers operates a free flow playroom only pausing for their lunch/sleep and tea times but otherwise each day is very different depending on the children’s interests and ambitions. Mini Adventurers have access to the outdoor environment for their play time which is incredibly important with this age group.
Children’s language develops rapidly at this stage and many children begin to put sentences together. Children learn from conversations with other children and adults the Mini Adventurers environment supports their development with many resources that encourage conversation. New ideas, new things, past, present and future are all concepts that they begin to explore. Self-help and independence in eating, toileting and dressing emerges with support from caring adults.
As Mini Adventurers generally join us as terrific two year old’s, the children and adults spend time using conflict resolution (or sometimes called problem solving steps). There are 6 steps to conflict resolution that we use for conflicts between children, we also use these steps for helping children to identify emotions and creating problem solving skills that they can then use themselves in the future. We use the conflict resolution steps with all aged children but these skills really tend to develop within the Mini Adventurers.
Development physical skills mean that children are usually able to walk, run, climb and play with other children experimenting with equipment and participating in active play. Mini Adventurers staff spend a lot of time facilitating risky play within the environments, helping children to learn key risk assessing skills. The environments provide opportunities for physical and risky play both indoors and outdoors.
Our Mini Adventurers room is a fantastic spacious room where children love to explore. The rooms proximity to Twinkle Stars assists in a smooth transition for children, they interact with staff between rooms which helps to form trusted relationships with staff from bother rooms providing a seamless transition into Mini Adventurers.