Today we are working more on gross motor skills. We did some squatting to stand, up and down. Work those muscle and build our blance.
We held a bean bag up high and made Adeline reach up for it and then squat to put the bean bag in the bucket. No dropping to a sit. If your child is not a stander yet this also work great while sitting on a stool.
Next, I want to get Adeline ready to walk on a row of telephone books. The telephone books serve as a wide balance beam. They do need to be taped well with duck tape. This activity builds muscles to improve the gait. Today I just want Adeline to stand on one book. Oh, she did not like it but I did distract her a little with her hoop waving.
We switched to two books to do our waving. She feels a little better about that.
Another skill I want to prepare Adeline for is to walk on a line of masking tape on the floor. This also works the gait. So today we walked a line of paper. She thought this was fun. As she becomes a better walker I can add some things to challenge her more. Such as turns and curves and slopes or bumps, for now this is good.