Staying active with your child is one of the best ways to forget your anxiety and be in the moment. These activities are easy to do, don’t require a trip to the store, and they promote physical well-being, health, and movement skills.
- Exercycle (birth to 6 months)
Moving your infant’s arms and legs helps them begin to develop muscles.
- Blanket Fun (6-12 months)
If your child can sit up, then this activity will be like an indoor sled ride!
- Feed the Clown (12-18 months)
Turn a box into a clown that you teach your child to feed.
- Tear it Up! (18-24 months)
Tearing and crumpling paper is a great fine motor/hand muscle exercise.
- Tip Toe (24-30 months)
Challenging children to walk on tip toes helps build leg muscle.
- Water Squeeze (30-36 months)
Squeezing water out of sponges helps build hand and finger strength.
- Bowling Game (36-42 months)
This simple game is easy to put together with what you have at home and includes counting.
- Basketball Game (42-48 months)
Playing “basketball” encourages children to cross the midline of their body.
- Bunny Hop Game (48-50 months)
Hopping around is fun and promotes gross motor skills.
- Rubber Bodies (54-60 months)
Stretching and breathing exercises help children relax and increase flexibility.