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Health and Physical Well-Being

Health and Physical Well-Being

  • Encourage your child to explore. Then watch and comment as your child tries new things.kids playing
  • Provide a safe, clean, flat floor space for your child to freely squirm, roll over, crawl, walk and run.
  • Dance to music. You can hold your young child while dancing and teach fun dances to your child such as the “Hokey Pokey.”
  • Take your young child on outings. Talk about the things that you see at the grocery store and walking in the neighborhood.kids jumping
  • When children are walking on a concrete sidewalk or on a floor with a large pattern, ask, “Can you walk without stepping on a crack?”
  • Roll a pair of socks into a ball and ask your child to throw the sock ball into an empty laundry basket. Each time they get the ball into the basket, ask your child to take a step back and throw the ball again.
  • Let your child string uncooked macaroni on a string or piece of yarn to make two necklaces, one for you and one for your child.
  • Provide your child with opportunities to use art materials, such as crayons, markers, glue and sidewalk chalk. Talk about your child’s drawing and praise their work.
  • Draw simple shapes (circle, square, triangle) then have your child copy these shapes.