|

Let's Move!

Directions:

At an early age, children associate how they move to words that describe the movements they make. For example: run, lie down, stand up, walk. This activity will help your child build his movement vocabulary.

Practice the following basic movement words and explore the variations with your child: WALK forwards, backwards, sideways, on tiptoe, very fast, slowly. RUN in circles, with small steps, lifting the knees, without using arms. JUMP in place, feet together, feet apart, forwards, backwards, sideways. HOP in a circle, changing feet, in place, while counting, sideways. GALLOP forward, fast, changing direction, changing feet. LEAP run and leap, with arms high, over an object or a line, high.

|

From 365 Days of Creative Play by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. Copyright © 2005 by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with Sourcebooks, Inc.

Buy the book at www.amazon.com.


highlights

6 Sweet Gestures for Teacher Appreciation Week
Show your child's teacher how much she is loved with one of these meaningful homemade gestures for Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6)!

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme!

8 Epic Emoji-Themed Crafts, Activities & Recipes
Check out the best emoji crafts, activities, and recipes! They're perfect for Screen-Free Week (May 2-8) or an emoji-themed birthday party.

Ready for Kindergarten?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks