Think about specific children you care for and their interests. Write down some ideas about how to enhance their physical development during specific times of the day.
|Daily Routine||Child, Interests, Physical Activity Ideas|
Choice time or free play
Abby (age 2)
Interests: playing chef and cooking
Ideas: Provide Abby with different sizes of plastic bowls and spoons. Have her use her hands and arms to “stir” the pretend food in her bowls.
Mika (age 4):
Ideas: Help Mika (and other children) create a toy car using an empty box. Encourage him to attach wheels, paint it, etc.
Tara (age 9 months)
Interests: musical bear
Ideas: Place the musical bear a distance from Tara and have her crawl to reach it.
Thomas (age 6)
Interests: superhero play
Ideas: Encourage Thomas to create and setup an obstacle course for the superhero to achieve a goal.