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A fun activity you can do with your child that encourages following directions and hands on learning.

What You Need:

None

What To Do:

1. Tell your child that you are going to play a game. Explain that you want her to copy the movements that you do and to follow the instructions that you give.
2. Perform a movement that you know your child is capable of such as clapping her hands. Ask, "Can you clap your hands?" and then help your child make the movements. Keep doing this until your child seems to follow your lead.
3. Try other active movements such as jumping in place or marching from room to room. Describe and demonstrate the movements you want your child to do.
4.Praise her for listening and copying your movements. For example, “You did a good job of following directions. You were able to jump in place so many times!”
5. Take turns being the leader.