The ball in the bucket

Every day, find one of the infos extracted from the new issue of the collection "The essentials of: 71 games for out and in", sold with the June issue of. Today, two games for baby.

  • Put your toddler on a plaid, in the garden or at the park. Take a bucket or a bowl and some small balls of different textures (foam, plastic ...), but not too big so that he can hold them in his hands.
  • Take a ball too and throw it in the bucket, showing your baby how to do it. If he does not understand right away, start talking to him again. If he is bored, do not insist, change the game.

Sand is so funny!

  • If your baby discovers sand for the first time and is already walking, show him the footprints he leaves when he runs barefoot on the beach. An excellent exercise for the arch. Show him too that he can walk in your footprints. In this way, you will encourage him to go further in the precision of the gesture, to observe the links of cause and effect and to memorize his discoveries.
  • At home, a sandbox on the terrace or in the garden will do as much happiness provided that it has at its disposal a small basin of water to blur and mix. These games promote motor skills, refine his actions. The patouille also develops the intelligence and the faculty of concentration.

Stéphanie Letellier

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