Brain-Building Activity #6: Make a Big Splash!
Raining out there? Get outside and jump around! Throw on your gear—slickers, rain boots, etc.—and head out to find the perfect puddle with your little one. When you do, get ready to jump in! Hold hands and take turns counting “One, two, three…jump!” You can make things a bit more educational by talking about how high you’ll jump or how far you can go—or you can just have a great time splashing.How is this building your child’s brain? The secret is in that little pause—one, two, three…. That moment of waiting lets your excited tyke practice patience with positivity. Puddle jumping helps him develop self-control, which is a skill he’ll use his whole life.