Friday, April 19, 2013

Grab and Go

A cruising baby is ALWAYS on the move and Kz is no exception. He sometimes ventures out to conquer new terrain but his most favorite route is the cruiser-friendly perimeter of his play space. He travels from one end of the couch to the other, continues to the ottoman (which is currently moved to block passage out of the living space) and from there he reaches for the armchair before slowly lowering himself to the ground and crawling back to the start.

Not much else provides Kz with such joy, except... the remote control.

Of all the fun things we do, and all the fun toys he has, Kz is most excited when the remote control is in sight. He screeches with glee and makes his way towards it, hoping that we've carelessly left it close enough to the edge of the couch for him to grab.

One rainy afternoon, we decided to combine Kz's two loves. We took his beloved remote control and  placed it on a reachable surface not too far away. He excitedly cruised his way over to retrieve it.

Got it!

Once he grabbed it, he held it up proudly for us to see. We played again, and Kz watched closely as I placed the remote control on the ottoman nearby. He immediately made his way over, giggling as he went. 
There it is, I see it! 

We kept the game going, making a point to place the remote control on opposite sides of the room and hiding it a bit to make it more challenging for Kz. This activity helped to develop gross motor muscle coordination, motor planning and problem solving skills. 
Try this at home with any of your child's favorite toys!


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  1. What a great idea! KZ looks like he had so much fun! Did he get to play with the buttons afterward?

  2. Ha ha ha. This was one of my twins favourite games too when they were about this age :) Thank you for sharing it at the Kids CoOp. I'll be featuring this as part of my baby play roundup. xo Pauline


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