Exploring Movement in the Toddler Program
Recently, we have seen a trend in what the children are using objects and their bodies to explore – how things move!
How can we move our bodies?
What are our bodies capable of moving?
How do objects move?
~ Monkey bars ~Riding toys~ Push and Pull toys ~ Rides in Strollers~
~Using a walker~Dancing ~Rolling down a hill/ramp~
Almost everything around us can move! We love to watch trucks drive, people walk, and planes fly by. The movement of water down a waterfall, yogurt out of the tub, and balls rolling across the floor are some more examples of types of movement we see everyday. The children often become so intrigued to watch things like this, and often move their bodies as a response.
Watching them use their own imaginations and curiosity to explore how items – and their own bodies can move has been so exciting!
Cristy Kuokkanen, S.S.W.
Emily Chepil, R.E.C.E.