Use this activity to bond with your child

What You Need:

  • Lotion (optional)

What To Do:

  1. Ensure your child is sitting or lying comfortably.

  2. Take one foot and gently rotate it a few times in each direction as you support the foot at the heel. Gently flex the foot backwards and forwards.

  3. On the sole of the foot, use a thumb over thumb motion to massage from heel to toe. You can also use your thumb to trace circles over the bottom of the foot.

  4. Apply gentle pressure to the heel and the tendon in the ankle of the foot. Continue to support as you squeeze and knead along the base of the foot.

  5. Apply gentle pressure to the area under each toe. To finish off, grab each toe between your thumb and forefinger and gently pull until your fingers slip off the end. Do this for all 5 toes.

  6. Repeat the process on the other foot.

  7. If your child wants to, let her give you a foot rub, too! Comment on how nice it feels.