Summertwins

Spring is on its way and hopefully the spring rains won’t get you down! It is a great time for toddlers and a chance to make some awesome memories!

How many times do we run quickly through the rain or go out afterward and watch as our children are drawn like magnets to the nearest puddle and we say “no” or “stop”. Now is the time to dig out some rubber boots or river shoes and say “yes”. On these upcoming warm days after a good spring rain, see how much fun you can have splashing in a puddle together! This is an excellent way to get your child to use those hip muscles and march through a puddle or work on jumping or kicking! Make a “boat” out of leaves or whatever strikes you and watch as your child squats to play or jumps in a puddle. See what “floats” and what “sinks”.  All of these fun games are strengthening his or her legs and hips as well as making some wonderful memories. Take some pictures!

More Gross motor ideas can be found in my latest book My Baby Moves: Games and Activities for Kids available here:

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