Red light, green light
This is a fun and active game about stop and go!
Place a length of tape (masking tape is good) down on the floor at one end of the room. Place another length on the other side of the room, parallel to the first, and make sure there’s enough space in between and that there are no obstacles.
Tell your toddler to go to one side of the room and to stay behind the line until you say, “Green Light”.
Go stand behind the other line. Tell your toddler that when you say, “Green Light!” he must try to get to the other side of the room and cross the other line.
But if you say, “Red Light!” he must stop and not move. If at first you don’t succeed try, try again! Hee-hee.
After you’ve played this game a few times with your little one and they’ve got the concept of stop-go, you could try swapping roles.
Toddlers really enjoy being in charge! So, make sure you follow the green light/red light rule once your toddler has taken over.
This is also a gentle introduction to the rules for crossing the road for when they’re a bit older.