Clap your hands and ask your child to stop and freeze in a pose when you stop clapping. When you begin clapping again, they should move, then stop in a different pose when the clapping stops. First, clap slowly. Then get faster so they have to keep changing poses. Take turns, letting them be the clapper while you pose.

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You’re helping your child think on their feet and not go on autopilot by changing positions in response to your clapping. They must pay attention and use self-control to stop and go, while also remembering what poses they have already used.

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