C5 infants are working with classroom materials that are presented in many different sizes and dimensions. They work with 12″ egg shakers, classroom-long rolls of paper, and cardboard boxes that come in small, medium, large, and humongous! Infants begin to get a sense of their body, and its proportions, by comparing themselves to objects all around them. Holding a small box in his/her hands while sitting in a large box challenges the infant to begin understanding that their environment is ever-changing, that some items are too big to hold in one’s hand, and that materials have a front, back, top, and bottom. Combined with the teacher’s use of appropriate language (e.g “larger”), these infants are being exposed to early mathematics concepts. Learn more about our Infant Program.