Outdoor Games for Toddlers

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Outdoor games for toddlers are only limited by the imagination, as large motor skills can be developed by running, jumping, climbing, sliding, swinging and hopping around a playground. Find outdoor games that will entertain toddlers with advice from a clinical psychologist in this free video on parenting.

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Hello, I'm Dr. Debra Wheeler. I'm the vice president of academic affairs at Argosy University on the Salt Lake City campus. I'm also a clinical psychologist and today's topic is what are some fun outdoor activities that you can do with toddlers. Fortunately toddlers are practicing large motor skills. That means they'll love anything that has to do with run, jump, climb, hop, swim, anything that practices those large motor skills. You can simply take a jump rope and practice jumping over the rope, back and forth, running along its length. They'll be happy to climb a wall and practice balancing on the wall. You can do all kinds of outdoor activities that allow them to practice large motor skills run, jump, and play just as much as they want to and you're teaching them some of the best outdoor activities of all. Of course you can go to the park and use the swings and slides, but find creative ways to use those. It isn't just about sliding. How do they practice their sliding? Can they go up the slide? Down the slide? Climbing it? Find fun ways that are safe that allow them to practice those skills. If you would like more information on this topic, or any others that we can help you with on parenting, please contact us at argosy.edu.


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