Mother, May I?

What You Need:

  • Enough space to play

What You Do:

  1. Facing your child, stand about 20 feet away.
  2. Give an instruction for your child to take a certain number of certain kinds of movements. For example: “Take five steps on your tiptoes” or “Take three jumps backward.”
  3. Your child then asks, “Mother, may I?” before doing as directed.
  4. The game continues until your child reaches you.
  5. Start again with your child acting as “Mother!”

Counting, listening skills, direction-following, spatial awareness and manners are all reinforced with this activity!

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