Source: Zero to Three
Give your grandchild a small basket and take her on a walk around your neighborhood or a local park or school. See if she wants to pick up leaves and other “treasures” and put them in her basket. You might be surprised by how long your toddler will be happy to walk, snapping up leaf after leaf for her collection. This activity builds gross motor (large muscle) and fine motor (small muscle) skills as children walk, squat, and pick up their discoveries.
Recommended Age: Birth-2 year olds
Kind: Offline Activity
Key Concepts: Exploration and Discovery, Fine Motor, Gross Motor
Standard: IT-C 1, IT-PMP 6, IT-PMP 7, IT-PMP 8, 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.