Almost all toddlers love animals…and more than that they love to imitate. Thus, this is a great opportunity to make the best of it while they can have tons of fun. Animal walks for toddlers is a great way to practice Gross motor skills!
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Animals walks are a great way to practice gross motor skills at home. This is great for toddlers to use their imaginations and pretend to be their favorite animal . There are number of animal walks which are great sensory input and practicing gross motor skills to work towards achieving age appropriate milestones. Here are a few your toddlers would love:
Bear Walk – Let’s Start with the legendary walk ! Have your toddler move around on their hands and feet with the front of their body facing the ground and their bottom up in the air. Engage them. Ask if they are a black bear or a polar bear? It’s great fun!
Duck Walk – Let them Keep arms straight by their side, bend down and take short steps. Encourage them to waddle and quack like a Duck.
Flamingo Hop – Let your toddler to stand on one foot and hop. This is a great walk to practice balancing.
Crab Walk – This is one of the tricky ones, but if they master it they are there…Ask your toddler to sit down with their hands by their side. Then they need to push their body upwards on their hands and feet so their body is like a table. The bottom should no touch the ground while walking like a crab. It helps greatly in strengthening core body muscles.
Snake Slither – Lie on belly and crawl forward touching the ground. It’s resembles an army crawl!
Kangaroo Jump – This is an all time favorite of many toddlers. In this the toddler need to jump with both his feet to move forward. Jump straight up as high as possible while keeping your legs together.
These animal walk are a great way to get active kids moving. Have them move forwards, backwards, and side to side just like real animals do! There are a lot of gross motor skills involved here, and is a great chance to work on many skills including body balancing and movements.
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