Being active with your child helps them feel loved, confident, capable, and good about themselves. It gives you some fun time together and something nice to talk about. Children also get to try lots of different activities. This is known as active movement.
Active movement develops:
If something seems too hard, try an easier activity. Feelings of success are really important for children. If your child is trying to do something that’s not safe, try to tell them in a positive way. You could say, “That looks tricky. How can we do it safely?” and then work it out together.
Encourage them by telling them what they’ve done well and what you’re pleased about. You can also encourage them with cuddles, high fives, thumbs up, smiles, and body language.
Some fun games and activities are:
Some outside games and activities are: