It’s important that babies and toddlers get an early start in developing their motor skills. By doing the activities below, you can be confident that your children are developing the foundations of physical literacy.

All activities are in PDF format.

Babies 0 – 1 Year Olds

Tummy time 1-6 months

This activity helps your infant to develop basic upper body and lower body movements, as well as strength and coordination to life their head. Start with your baby lying on your chest and progress to placing them on their stomach on a blanket or play mat. 

Playtime 2-6 months   

This is a good activity to help your child to develop basic upper body and lower body movements, as well as visual acuity. Lay a blanket on the floor, place your baby on it, and surround them with a variety of colourful baby toys within kicking or reaching distance.

Baby sit up and look 2-8 months  

This activity helps your baby to develop basic upper body movements, visual acuity, and core strength with balance. Sit with your baby on your lap, sitting upright and facing forward like you. Point at different things that are happening (children playing, cars driving, birds singing, rain falling, etc.) and talk to your baby about what you are seeing.