Your toddler is learning about the world around them through his senses, like smell, touch and taste. There are many types of activities you can do with your toddler to help them explore the world.

Activities to help with balance

Indoor activities

  • Spinning in a net swing or Sit ‘n Spin®
  • Rolling in a barrel, blanket, across carpet or in the grass
  • Rocking in a rocking chair, on a rocking horse or on a yoga ball
  • Jumping
  • Dancing, especially to “stop and go” songs or songs with actions

Outdoor activities

  • Climbing at a playground, in trees, on a rope or on a swing set
  • Swinging in a net swing, on a swing set or on a tire swing
  • Exploring an obstacle course
  • Riding in a wagon or on a bicycle or tricycle

Use your best judgment and be safe when doing sensory play with your toddler. Watch your child at all times when using smaller objects. Do not let your toddler put small objects in their mouth. Call 911 if there is an emergency.

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Rev. 8/2018. Reviewed by the MGfC Family Advisory Council. Mass General for Children and Massachusetts General Hospital do not endorse any of the brands listed on this handout. This handout is intended to provide health information so that you can be better informed. It is not a substitute for medical advice and should not be used to treatment of any medical conditions.