You can go along with the baby and dance, for example, in the rhythm of a waltz. Then, suddenly, change the rhythm and add funny steps or jumps.
Suggest a small pedestrian to repeat your movements. You can also jump, say, at every third or fifth step. Ask the child to count the steps – first 2, then 5, 10.
Another option is to march as nursery rhymes.
It will also be more interesting for a child to walk, if every time to step to the beat, to hum something simple like “Antoshka, Antoshka, let’s go digging potatoes!” Pay attention to the toddler, as the melody also changes the pace of walking. Under the march, you go faster, under a lullaby, steps involuntarily slow down.
Children love to play pirates. So arrange the search for hidden pirate treasure! Hide the treasure in the yard and have your child find it.
Say the smallest with the words “hot-cold”; for children over 4 years old, you can draw a plan or a pirate map. So you unobtrusively introduce the child with such concepts as “plan”, “map” and teach them to read correctly and to be guided by them.
The following idea can be used when a child learns to tell time. Take any watch with you when searching for treasure and explain to the young tracker how to determine the direction of the search using the numbers on the watch.
If you are standing on the number “two”, say that the treasure can be found by moving towards the number “six”.
Name any object, such as a flower shop, and offer to compete who sees it first. You can also dedicate walks to certain colors of the rainbow. Let’s say that today we are looking for everything green – green coats in public, green strollers in which babies are rolled, green cars.
And so that the baby does not forget what color you have today is the main one, you can tie a green thread on his wrist. Tomorrow the color changes – you’re looking for everything red.
For 5-6-year-old tokens, the task becomes more complicated: offer to look out for something that does not happen very often: for example, huge dogs or cars with a reclining top, twins in the same clothes, a sign with a certain word.
When you have already been and talked, and the baby is a little tired, offer to play “repetition”. An adult suggests how to move to the agreed place – the corner of the house, the end of the walkway or alley.
For example, jump on one leg, take huge steps, hold hands on your head or hips, every three steps bend and touch the ground, etc.
Select some noticeable object and ask the child to determine how many steps there are to it. Another option is to measure the distance in steps to different objects and compare it. You can also, by measuring the distance in steps to the first object, suggest the child to guess whether more or less steps will need to be taken to another “attraction”.
Suggest your child to think more or less steps will be required if you take giant steps.
Use the walk to teach your baby to count. Show your dog a dog, name its breed, teach it to distinguish from other breeds. And then offer to calculate how much tax you will meet on the way.
You can count women, children, strollers with babies.
Invite a child to carefully examine the clouds and think about what or what they are like. One cloud may resemble a dog, another – a tree, etc. So you will awaken in the little fantasy.
It is also good to think about where and why the aunt with the stroller goes and why the girl in the sandbox laughs so loudly. Suggest the child to speculate on a given topic and hear the most unexpected answers.