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Physical Hip Lifts

Directions: Place your little one on her back. Her feet should be flat on the ground. Slide your hands around her waist while holding her back. Raise her torso two to four in...

Physical Fish Hop

Directions: Using colored chalk draw three fish on the ground in a line. Have your child start at the first fish and hop to the next one, then the next one. Then have him hop...

Physical Catching Feathers

Directions: Have your child stand on the ground and throw feathers or some other light objects like cotton balls up in the air. Have him try to catch the objects with his han...

Physical Throwing

Directions: Standing across from your child, give her a ball and encourage her to throw it to you. Practice back and forth. Let your child use crayon colors of her choice to ...

Social Emotional Stay Close

Directions: Introduce your baby to new people from the safety of your arms. Ask the person or family member to approach your baby slowly. You can give them one of your baby's...

Cognitive Rectangle

Directions: Point to the shape on the cat and say "rectangle" to your child. Have her repeat the word rectangle after you. Have her color in the rectangles using a brown crayon.

Cognitive Number Two

Directions: Point to the number 2 on the page. Say "two" out loud and have your child repeat after you. First have her trace the number 2 with her pointer finger (starting at...

Health & Care Monthly Development Log

Directions: Every month use the chart below to record your child's height, weight, and hairstyle. Don't forget his favorite color and song as well as any new words he has dis...

Cognitive Short And Long

Directions: Ask your child to look at the long boats in the water. Then have her draw a circle around all of the short boats in the water.

Health & Care Fly Little Bird

Directions: Lay on your back on the floor, bounce your baby securely on your shins holding on to her body. Make sure your legs are moving, not your pelvis, as you bounce. Whe...

Physical Walking

Directions: Give your child a beanbag. Ask her to place it between her legs and try to walk around the room without the beanbag falling to the floor. Give cues by telling you...

Creative Coloring

Directions: Have your child pick a red and blue crayon. Ask him to color the wheels red and the rest of the train red and blue. Ask, "What new color did you make when you mix...