Classroom Activities for Infants & Toddlers

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A few classroom activities than infants and toddlers can do include peek-a-boo, catch me and choo-choo. Find out how to help the physical development of small children with help from a preschool teacher in this free video on classroom activities for infants and toddlers.

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Hi, my name is Krista Blessing and I'm going to talk to you today about some classroom activity ideas for infants and toddlers. Alright, here are a few activities that you can do with your infants and toddlers. One of their favorites is peek-a-boo, and peek-a-book you can do several different ways. You can either use your own hands and put them in front of your face, like so, and say, "Peek-a-boo." Or you can actually use the child's hands, and you hold their hands and hold them and put them in front of the child's face, and then open it up and say, "Peek-a-boo." Another way is with a stationary object, and you would have that stationary object, like so; hide and then say, "Peek-a-boo," and they like that also. And the other one is with a blanket, which is fun to do right after nap time and they're still waking up and they're kind of giggly, and you just; you can either hold the blanket up and say, "Peek-a-boo," or you can actually put it over the child's head and then pull it off and say, "Peek-a-boo." And that's one of the fun games for infants and toddlers. Another one is "catch me," see if you can catch me, and that one's a lot of fun 'cause the, they like to either scoot, crawl around or they like to run. So, you just run around the room and say, "Can you catch me, can you catch me?" And like, do little steps for them. And, or you can do I'm going to get you and actually go up to the child and kind of, "I'm going to get you; I'm going to get you," and follow them around the room, and they really do like that one a lot. And then also, there is the choo-choo, which all you need is a blanket, and what you do, and this actually really works on the child's balance. It'll work their trunk muscles by having them try to keep their balance while they're on the blanket and you just sit the child more towards the middle of the blanket, just so they don't fall off, and pull them around the room. And, that's a favorite one 'cause they like to move like wagons and stuff like that; but the actual blanket will help them work on their balance and give them better trunk muscles, which will then help them be able to walk sooner. So, those are just a couple of activities for you to do with your toddlers and your infants.

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