Jumping helps toddlers learn a great deal about what their bodies can and cannot do.
- 10 to 15 minutes
- Large piece of foam or old mattress
Toddlers love to jump, an activity that helps them learn a great deal about what their bodies can and cannot do. A jumping pad or mattress provides a safe place to jump, fall, roll, tumble, and practice emerging moving skills while having a playful time burning off energy.
- Have your toddler jump into your arms as you stand close to the side.
- Have your toddler jump while holding a favorite doll or stuffed animal.
- Add some pillows on the center of the mattress.
Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.
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