Keep on Creeping!
This week's S.M.A.R.T. Tips for Parents is all about variations and new ways to do the activities. Change up creeping by creating a carwash made of boxes, or throw a bunch of pillows on the floor to creep over. There's lots of ways to keep the activities engaging and fresh!
Keep on Crawling!
Crawling races are so much fun! If you have multiple children encourage them to race one another! On those beautiful, warm, spring days, children can crawl down a slip ‘n slide, or, on those rainy days, crawl over bubble wrap.
Continue Balance Beam Work!
Changing the Balance Beam can be as easy as having your child hold a pool noodle over their head while walking the “tightrope” or pausing to stand on 1 foot. Maybe ask them to recite a math fact or spelling word while pausing!
Continue Pencil Roll Work!
Pour the pieces of a simple puzzle onto the floor. Then have your child select a piece, roll over to the puzzle board, and insert the selected piece...and repeat! OR have your child imagine they are mashing the potatoes while they roll (you can even give them a potato masher to hold while rolling over a “pile of potatoes”).