Activity 39: Follow the Leader
Age Range: 2 1/2-Years-Old on…
Area being Developed: Self-esteem… Feeling good about oneself!
“Follow the leader, the leader, the leader. Follow the leader… just like me.”
As you keep to the beat of the directions, make up your own actions to follow. They can be as simple as clapping your hands or patting your head or as challenging as jumping ten times or doing knee-bends. Start as leader. Next encourage your child to take over. Then have fun taking turns.
Make this into creative play. Enjoy each other whether you are taking the lead or following. Surprise is part of the fun.
Dr. Sally Says…
When you follow your child you help your child to feel good about him or herself.