Tape the contact paper upside down on the floor with the sticky side up. Encourage children to push on the paper with your hands or take off those little socks and shoes and let the little ones explore! Watch their faces as they try to figure out what this is all about.
This simple, inexpensive activity will bring fun and delight as the little ones crawl and walk across the sticky paper. Roll cars and trucks and other toys across the paper also.
Youngsters will develop their fine and gross motor skills, as they push, pull, roll toys, crawl and walk across the contact paper.
Language skill development and vocabulary increase develops from verbal interactions between you and your child, as you use new vocabulary words and prepositions.
- "Itsy Bitsy Spiders" under the contact paper will encourage the children to jump on the spiders.
- Duck pictures will encourage counting the ducks as you sing or read "Five Little Ducks."
- "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" animal pictures will encourage the children to find the animals as you read.
- "Old MacDonald had a Farm" pictures will encourage animal recognition.