Jamie Loehr and Jen Meyers, authors of "Raising Your Child" recommend these fun activities that will teach your toddler large motor skills while keeping him active and playful.
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Make sure your child get at least an hour of physical activity most days.
Throw or Kick a Ball
Teach your child how to throw and kick a ball. Play with different size balls.
Teach Your Child Soccer
Play soccer! Kick balls around your yard or a local park or playground to enhance your toddler's coordination.
Let Her Help With Household Chores
Enlist your child's help with simple household tasks such as vacuuming, picking up toys, and putting clothes into the washing machine or laundry basket.
Let Her Bang on Pots and Pans
Give your child access to wooden spoons, mixing bowls, and pots and pans. They are great for imitating Mom and Dad in the kitchen (or just for making lots of noise).
Give Her Tools
Find child-size tools (gardening tools, snow shovel, broom, etc.) so she can help you sweep, shovel, etc., while learning how to use tools that are appropriate for her size.
Raising Your Child
Raising Your Child: The Complete Illustrated Guide is an information-packed guide that leads parents through the ever changing maze of new behaviors, developments, and challenges present in a child's first six years. It is filled with essential information, expert advice, practical solutions, and key choices to ensure a child's healthy development for their first six years -- and set them up for success in later developmental stages. In addition to understanding their child's stage of development, readers are given parenting techniques and activities they can use with their child to maximize physical, emotional, intellectual, and behavioral development at every age and stage.
More Activities for 18-24 Month Toddlers
Get more ideas from Raising Your Child: The Complete Illustrated Guide to help with your toddler's development.