Babies benefit from knowing the rules and being familiar with the situation. Have a process, have routines, organize and plan your lesson. Use familiar situations and familiar activities. Repeat tales, rhymes, etc.
- Cooperation not competition
Group the babies together whenever feasible. This does not mean that they must work in groups on a regular basis, but most babies like to have other babies around them, and sitting with others encourages cooperation.
As a teacher, you ought to note the structures, functions and grammars items which you need pupils to learn as well as those they already know, but your actual teaching ought to only include the barest maximum of grammar taught as grammar, and then for the older babies only. This does not mean teaching grammar rules to whole class. The best time to introduce some kind of simple grammar is either when a pupil asks for an explanation.
Although formal assessment may not be a compulsory part of your work, it is always useful for the teacher to make regular notes about each child progress. You may need to tell parents how their babies are doing, and you ought to be speaking to the babies regularly about their work and inspiring self-assessment.
Give the babies the responsibility for doing practical jobs in the classroom ensuring the calendar is right, sharpening the pencils, giving out the library books, watering the plant.