The goal of this week is to work on motor planning and coordination to move your body like different arctic animals!
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Reference visual for animal walk directions.
If your child is having a difficult time imitating a picture, they may benefit from watching you do it first.
Have fast races or see “who can go the slowest” to really work on motor discrimination and motor planning.
Create a pathway by placing painter’s tape on the ground and have them do each animal while following the pathway.
Make it even harder for your child by incorporating obstacles to walk over, such as making a “snowy mountain” with pillows.
Be silly and creative – making up walks for all your favorite animals.
If your child has animal toys, you can put them all in a box, have them reach in to randomly choose an animal, and have them walk like that animal.