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Playing Activities
  • Put painters tape across a doorway (a few times). Throw household materials such as newspapers (balled up), cotton balls or scrap paper at it to see if you can stick them. A great indoor activity for gross motor practice!
  • Play outdoors. Throw balls. Push kids on swings. Blow bubbles. Get messy. Go on a hike around the neighborhood. Take a nature walk in your backyard. Going outside offers endless play possibilities. It also gives your child the chance to climb, run and be active and just be a kid.
  • Try messy play: for example, play with sand or shaving cream lets your toddler explore new textures and sensations. Let your child empty and fill containers, play with the hose, pour water from a teapot into a cup or enjoy bath toys. This is great for sensory, fine motor, and language skills.
  • Play Simon Says. This is a great game for listening skills, attention span and learning the names of body parts. “Simon says, Touch your nose, toes, feet, head, etc.” Don’t forget to add in some fun movement such as hop like a frog, jump like a kangaroo or squiggle like a snake.