Animal Stop and Go

Toddler Pre-Schooler Playtime

When moving or dancing with your child, instead of using the words “stop” and “go,” choose two animals. Encourage them to move when they hear the word “bird” and to stop when you say “dog.” Go back and forth between the two animals, fast and slow. Then give them a turn to lead the game.

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Children learn skills like focus and self-control by moving, not by sitting still! Playing active games with your child helps them learn to pay attention, follow directions, and respond to changing situations—skills they will need in school and in life.

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