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Where to Jump

Time

  • 10 to 15 minutes

Materials

  • Masking tape

Directions

Toddlers love to jump but usually need help finding out where to do it safely. This activity challenges your child to think before moving. Tape down a square on the floor and encourage jumping just inside of it.

Extensions

  • Tape down two lines that are 10 to 12 feet apart and challenge your toddler to run back and forth, putting both feet on a line before returning to the other.
  • Tape a small square and have your toddler jump inside and outside of it.
  • Let your toddler show you where to put 2 pieces of tape for both of you to run between.
  • Have your toddler stand inside a larger square and jump up and down with you.

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Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.

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August 27, 2014



Don't be afraid of fats! Healthy fats, like those found in nuts, avocado, or cheese, make great lunch additions or snacks, and will help keep your child full until the end of the school day.


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