On your Feet
Source: Zero to Three
Gather several pieces of material with different textures—such as a tea towel, fake fur, felt, a silky scarf. Holding your grandbaby upright (with hands under baby’s arms), let her feet touch one of the fabrics. (Or allow crawling babies to crawl on and over the fabric.) Try a few different fabrics to see which textures your grandchild seems to prefer. Games like this enhance a baby’s sensory and body awareness.
Recommended Age: Birth-2 year olds
Kind: Offline Activity
Key Concepts: Initiative and Curiosity, Perception, Gross Motor
Standard: IT-ATL 6, IT-ATL 7, IT-PMP 1, IT-PMP 2, 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.