Encourage your child to move and stretch. Put them on their tummy on a blanket on the floor and place a soft, safe object in front of them saying, “Here’s your soft bear!” Put it down just out of their reach. Talk about their efforts: “You’re working so hard to reach your toy!”
See what your child is learning
Your child is more likely to keep trying when focused on a clear goal they care about. By encouraging them to try, even when things are hard, you’re preparing them to take on challenges in life.