Play large-motor games that involve sequences of gestures. The game "Head, Shoulders, Tummy, Toes" is a good example. Toddlers also love the game ring-around-the-rosy, or the variant "Sally go round the sun; Sally go round the moon; Sally go round the chimney pots every afternoon. Boom!" In both circle games, toddlers fall on the floor at the end with great grins! These games allow them to communicate with peers. Don't be discouraged if toddlers' hands come unlaced throughout the game. Gently help them hold hands together time after time.
Recommended Age: 2-3 year olds
Kind: Offline Activity
Key Concepts: Gross Motor, Attending and Understanding, Communicating and Speaking
Standard: IT-LC 3, IT-LC 4, IT-LC 5, IT-LC 6, IT-PMP 3, IT-PMP 4, IT-PMP 5
Given the school closures, CTB is sharing daily activities (digital and physical) that are standards-aligned and developmentally appropriate for preschoolers. Also see our research-backed assessment and learning games for parents and children.