Use Your Big Muscles with a Child. (6-4-14)


Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:   To learn from a child in motion.

PRACTICE:    Today, play with a child using your big muscles. The child can be yours or any child you know and care about.

See what the world is like when you are on the move – when you are rolling on the ground, tumbling, and climbing.

Does the world seem different when you are being physical? How do you feel? Is your mind shut down or energized and ready to go?

Remember that children can move and think at the same time. You can learn about all sorts of things, even letters and numbers while you are moving together.

The child may be more open to learning this way than when you try to teach him while he is in a chair or at a desk.

Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, GEORGE UPSIDE DOWN.  Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.

Come back each day for another good parenting decision and how to practice it. (Each day’s activity will also be posted on the Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)

Read the whole story at Meet Kids Where They Are.

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