The Dolphin and the Penguin groups consist of children aged 2 -3 years. These groups work in close cooperation with each other, which enables intergroup interactions between children in the two groups. The lay out of the room and the stimulating open environment around it with the home corner for role play, sand tray for sensory exploration and construction corner ensures that children have constant access to a variety of play opportunities. The children also have many opportunities to express themselves through mark making. There’s also space for quieter activities like looking at books, doing puzzles and playing simple games. Apart from using space within the nursery, the children make weekly visits to the gym and indoor beach.
The educators employ a highly child led approach to recognize the topics that interest the children and then explore them together with the children. To know more about the educators in this group meet the Ruoholahti team.