Source: Zero to Three
Attach a 12–18 inch length of string or ribbon to a shoebox using sturdy tape. Show your grandchild how she can pull the string to make the box move. If she is walking, give her a job to do using her “wagon,” such as pulling some clean dishtowels into the kitchen or delivering mail to grandpa in another room. This kind of activity builds physical and problem-solving skills as your grandchild learns how to use an object as a “tool” (pulling the string to move the box.) Be sure to supervise closely and put this toy away when you are done playing.
Recommended Age: Birth-2 year olds
Kind: Offline Activity
Key Concepts: Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Problem-Solving
Standard: IT-PMP 3, IT-PMP 4, IT-PMP 5, IT-PMP 6, IT-PMP 7, IT-PMP 8, IT-C 6
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.