This game is perfect when you want your toddler to fit in some gross motor play, but can’t get to the playground. I simply set up chairs all around her playroom, and encouraged Veronika to come on over.
You can see her glee!
I thought she might need to be enticed with a “hunt” for rings from a stacking toy, but she needed no encouragement. Instead, she just scrambled on up.
Once on top of the chairs, she proudly swung her legs. She knew this was big brother’s chair!
She still needs help with climbing down safely, so this was great practice.
The highchair was perfect for crawling under, of course.
She spent a little while scrambling up and down and all around, but then I needed to give her a way to play that required less supervision. This time, we lined the chairs up in a train with stuffed animal passengers.
She loved making sure everyone was in their proper seat.
This kept her so busy that I didn’t worry about her climbing into a chair and falling off while my back was turned. A low, soft orange chair was the perfect place to cuddle up with her train companions.
“Hello!” she said to the big white dog in the next seat.
How does your toddler get exercise indoors? Please share in the comments!