Turn playtime into a lightshow with your child. Lift them so they can reach a light switch or stand on a steady chair—stay close to keep them safe. Say “on” or “off” and see if they can flip the switch to match your words. Then let them take a turn calling out directions to you!
See what your child is learning
This game teaches your child how one action causes another (cause and effect). When one of you flips the switch, talk about how the lights turn off and on. It’s also the chance for them to hear new words like flip and electricity.