Toddlers are always on the move, but there are still plenty of opportunities to model new movements and work with toddlers on developing their physical skills. As they begin to master basic physical skills, such as running, jumping, and balancing, toddlers will become more confident in their ability to be physically active while also becoming more comfortable with their bodies. This means they’ll want to participate in more physical activities and will enjoy putting their new physical skills to good use as they have fun being active. Steve Sanders, EdD, provides caregivers and parents with some wonderful tips on helping toddlers develop their physical skills in Encouraging Physical Activity in Toddlers.
Here’s just a small sample of the information he shares in the book.