When you think about bedtime for kids, the last thing that comes to mind might be gross motor activities. But this one could go a long way toward helping with the whining, pleading, and general slow motion approach that typically goes along with getting young kids into bed.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: Printable poem
WHAT TO DO: Read each line of the poem slowly, getting softer as the verses progress. Have your child perform each action as it is read.
HOW TO CHANGE IT UP:
-After you have done this a few times, see if your child can recite the next line without prompting or give you the rhyming word at the end of the line!
-As a bonus, maybe there will be a habit formed around the sequence of tasks that need to be done before bed! :)
SKILL AREAS ADDRESSED: Cognitive skills, motor control, gross motor skills, balance, coordination