Simon Says

(You can modify by always saying Simon and no one gets “out”)

SimonSays

 

 

This game is used to develop balance and walking skills as well as just about anything else “Simon” wants to do! Use this game to work on skills that your therapist has told you are low and your child needs to further develop. For instance, if your child has difficulty reaching arms overhead, then this would be a great thing to work on for this game.

 

Start this game as a follow the leader type activity. Add the getting “out” part as your child nears ages 4—5 to help them understand to listen. For now, enjoy watching your child take his or her turn as Simon too. Big brothers and sisters LOVE to help with this game—what a power trip for them! Let them be Simon as much as they want. Your younger child is already watching and following them. You can help guide this by showing your older child what you want them to work on or by modeling a few activities when you are Simon.

More ideas and activities are found here in my books:

1.) My Baby Moves: Toddler Games

Gross motor activities using many popular songs and games with all lyrics and ways to incorporate these into playtime with your child. Don’t miss the opportunities every day to interact and help your child grow stronger through songs and games you are familiar with but might not fully remember!

To download this book, click HERE

 

2.) Early Intervention Basics: Birth to 12 Months

This is a guide to all five areas of development for infants 0-12 months. This covers a description of basic skills for each of the five areas: Cognitive, Motor, Social/Emotional, Self-Help, and Communication. Along with the skills, ideas for helping a child attain these skills are given. More emphasis is given to the motor domains; but all areas of development are discussed. This guide is designed for easy reading and can be used by a student, parent, or therapist wanting to explore some ideas for helping a child expand his or her developmental skills.

To download this book, click HERE