Monday, April 23, 2007

Simon Says

Things have been a little pear shaped around Chez FOO these days, so let's focus on something positive, shall we? Since the weather is cooperating (at least here in Ottawa it is), here's a good game to play with your toddler at the park. It's a variation of Simon Says, since two-year-olds miss the subtle nuances of the original. Here's what to do:

1. Give you toddler lots of Simon Says commands that they will understand, i.e. Simon Says touch your nose, Simon Says jump, Simon Says spin around, Simon Says touch your toes, Simon Says pat your tummy, etc.

2. End game with Simon Says get [your child's name here]!

3. Encourage toddler to run away. Chase toddler. Catch toddler and swing around in a circle until you are dizzy.

4. Repeat.

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