Activity 27: Push and Pull!
Age Range: 18 Months on… (Older Toddler)
Area Being Developed: Motor (Activity)
Take out the push and pull toys and then sit back, relax, and watch the action. But… be prepared to move a little too. What might start off as slow walking right in front of you might soon turn to fast walking and even beginning running.
Dr. Sally Says… Push toys have a firm handle for pushing, and pull toys are the ones with strings or some other ribbon-like attachment. While you will be able to find many of each of these at your local toy store, you can also make your own pretty easily. A firm twig from outside and some string or ribbon from inside can go a long way.
RELATED MILESTONES OF DEVELOPMENT
* Uses a push or pull toy
* Walks fast
* Begins to run