Tap a rhythm with your hands and let your child do their best to copy. Try different patterns of sounds and lengths, like clapping or opening and closing your fist. Then you can take a turn to copy what they do. See how long you can go back and forth.
See what your child is learning
Your child uses memory and focus as they watch you and copy your movements. As they get older, these skills will help them learn to take in new information and use it. Children learn best when there is a back-and-forth interaction, like when you watch them and respond to what they’re doing.