Celebrate the baby games!

Set up a Baby Olympic event by creating an obstacle course in your living room.

Learning Stages

By Candace Lindemann
Children's Author & Education Consultant

Candace Lindemann is a published children’s writer and educational consultant. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. You can also find Candace blogging at http://NaturallyEducational.com. While Candace’s degrees prepared her for a career in education, she’s found that the best preparation for parenting is on-the-job training.

Set up a Baby Olympic event in your own living room by creating an obsctacle course. Place soft pillows, hula hoops and chairs around the room. Then, put a favorite toy at the other end. Encourage your baby to walk, cruise, or crawl from one end of the room to the other. Some babies will enjoy following a scarf you dangle in front of them. Encourage and congratulate your baby along the way. This will help your baby build gross motor skills and confidence.