Walk-a-Lot

Time

  • 5 to 10 minutes

Materials

  • None

Directions

Knowledge of what the body can do begins with learning to move it in different ways, at different paces, and in ways that challenge emerging balance. Encourage your toddler to walk in different ways with you--with high marching steps, with big striding steps, etc.

Extensions

  • Follow any cues that your toddler gives for ways to play this game.
  • Use music of varying tempos to play the game.
  • Try the game in shoes and then barefoot and talk about the difference.

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

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