What will we play?

Is it possible to sit in four walls during the warm season? Quickly at will, in the pampas! The karapuz is set to frolic in the open air, so we ask ourselves the main question: "What will we play?" GAMES FOR THE MOST SMALL

A one-year-old baby-goose is an avid traveler in an unfamiliar world and a passionate observer, so everything that gets in his way can turn into a game. Do not rush the child and do not be angry if the little one has frozen for a long time, looking at the insect. Perhaps he sees her for the first time in her life. Let's think together about what it is better to pay attention to the child.


Weather. Its condition and constant changes (warm or cold, it's raining, the sun is shining, the wind is blowing, etc.) is an excellent occasion for observations. Often admire the sky and compare its condition. In windy weather, watch the wind swing the branches of trees, listen to his song. Play in the game "The sun and rain", the sun will be a kid. Here he walks with his mother (it needs to be portrayed). Signal: "Rain"! The child runs under the mother's umbrella and hides. The game can be repeated several times. And you can also turn a sunbeam into a "bunny" and play with the baby in catch-up.

Water. Introduce the baby with the properties of water: here it flows, but it becomes cold, then warm. Play in "Fisherman and the Fish": catch a toy net from an inflatable pool or basin filled with water.

Sand. Show how dry sand is poured from a bucket into a mold, and tell that it can be sifted through a funnel or sieve. If the sand is wet, it retains the shape of the object into which it was poured. Together with the baby "cook" cakes for the doll, make small houses for toy animals or stairs with a spatula.

Praise the baby for the slightest manifestations of independence, do not skimp on caresses. The main thing is that the child does not overstrain himself and does not make monotonous movements, and you are not carried away by unreasonable prohibitions. And it is not necessary to intercept the initiative of the child, depriving him of the opportunity to experiment.

And here are the stones. How many of them! What different! We need to see everything, stroke, knock on everything. Throw a pebble in the water! Buch! Where is he? Show the baby how you can lay out the outlines of various simple objects on the sand with pebbles: the sun, the boat, the flag.

Oh, dandelion! Firstly, the dandelion can be puffed, and the fluffs scatter in different directions. And secondly, if you tear off another "not ripe" yellow flower, carefully tear a crunchy stalk into several long strips, and then put it in a basin of water, then the green filaments of the stem slowly start to spin and you will receive the curly head of the fairy princess. Now the head can be planted on the twig - and the doll is ready.

This tree! Teach a small researcher to distinguish trees, bushes, grass. Ask the baby to show the height of the tree, extending his fingers up or squatting. Collect several differently shaped leaves (maple, oak, linden) and compare their shape. A little prankster will gladly respond to your proposal to say hello to a birch tree or hug an oak, and also play hide and seek, hiding behind a mighty tree trunk:

One, two, three - Go to the tree!

Do as I do

Games for imitation of animals and objects will raise the mood not only for children, but for parents. Try to play with the child in "Do as I do" or "Let's go quietly like a mouse", "Jump like a bunny." Often "turn" the baby into a "horse", "plane", "car" or "top", encouraging him with verses:

The horse gallops our chok-chok-chok, In gray apples, a barrel. Doll, doll, priplyashi, Red ribbon of waving.


The plane flies, flies, The pilot brave in it sits. Here's how the spinning top whirls, He whispered and lay down on the floor.

By the way, there are more complex kinds of imitation games in the world, they consist of several step-by-step actions. For example, "Cat and Mouse" (a cat - a soft toy, on the contrary - a mink of a mouse: mum and small - mice). The cat is asleep. Mice run, jump, squeak. "Oh, woke the cat! - Meow? - Faster to the mink. The cat will not catch up with us. " There are many options for this fun. The main thing - that the characters were familiar (for example, rabbits and fox) and the game involved toys.

In the animal world

Observation of the habits of birds and animals will enrich the child with new impressions, and you will be pushed to new ideas. We offer as an example the game "Cat and Mouse" on the poem Vvedensky: here you need the ability to act on a signal, imitating the movements of the mouse and cat. In the lead roles - you and the baby.

The book by Eugene Latia, entitled "365 developing games and little games for young children", was published by the publishing house "EKSMO-Press" in 2001. It can be used as a desktop calendar for games, and all the games described by the author are combined in the following sections: "games for the house", "street games", "games for one", "games for the company" and "games carefully".

The mouse got out of the hole, Mouse is very hungry. Is not there a dried up crust? Maybe there's a crust in the kitchen? And in the kitchen near the closet Mouse sees - someone's paw. The paw is mottled, the claws are sharp. Hey, mouse, do not yawn! Quickly run away! Run away from these places, And then the cat will eat.

There is one more similar game - "Shaggy dog".

Here lies a shaggy dog, Paw his nose. Quietly, quietly he lies, Whether it is dozing, or sleeping. Come to him, wake him, And we'll see: something will happen ?!

Come on, catch it!

What a walk will do without a ball game! First, teach your child to throw the ball with both hands forward or just roll it to his mother. For example: "Throw, Ksyusha, the ball! And now catch him back and Kati to me. "

Let's hit the road!

Invite the child to walk along the curb of the path, saying:

On the straight path Our feet are moving. On pebbles, on pebbles (to jump), In a hole - booh! Sit down.

What I see - I sing about it ...

More often write tiny tales of everything that meets on the way, come up with rhymes, sing songs that provoke movement. For example:

We were riding a horse, We reached the corner, We got on a car, We poured gasoline. We drove by the car, We reached the river. Tr-r! Stop! Reversal.


Big feet Walked along the road: top-top, top-top. Little legs Running along the path: top top top, top top top.


Of course, a three- or four-year-old child is no longer surprised by sand kulichikami, give him fun more difficult. Well, we have in stock and there are such.

Home anthill

To make it, you will need two glass jars, one of which must pass into the neck of the other. We put the smaller capacity in a large and tightly covered area with the earth between the glass walls of the cans. Now we collect several ants in a garden or park and plant them on this land. Then we cover the anthill with a lid, making small holes for air in it. Every day, put something sweet on the surface of the anthill (for example, candy) to feed the ants, and in a week you can enjoy a whole gallery of passages lined with hardworking insects. When a child gets tired of watching the boiling life of an anthill, simply release the insects back into the garden. By the way, if you manage to catch the ant uterus, the life of a domestic anthill will be much longer.

Excursion for five rubles

You do not need more money to have fun. So, you go out with the child to the street and immediately, at the doorstep of the house, get a five-ruble coin and toss it so that it falls next to you. If the coin has fallen eagle upwards - go to the right, if the tails are visible - to the left. Go to the nearest intersection and throw a coin again, which will show you the way. Now you are also curious: where do we ultimately come in?

Guide to the yard

Why not take a guide, going for a walk around the yard, a neighborhood, a holiday village? Take a walk with the child, let him show you his favorite places, becoming your guide for a while. You will see that the kids pay attention not at all to the same objects, things and places that adults. He may be interested in a torn pipe or a hole under the house where cats hide. All "sights" should be described in your guidebook, and you can take pictures of the most interesting places or collect souvenirs there - all of this can be easily pasted onto the page. Draw the diagrams, pointers - everything that you think is necessary for such a serious publication.

Cucumber in a Bottle

We need a "patronized" vegetable garden with cucumbers growing on it. When cucumber plants fall yellow flowers and tiny ovary cucumbers appear, you need to take an empty glass and necessarily transparent bottle, put a cucumber in it and leave a bottle in the garden. After a while, a good strong cucumber will grow inside. Now you can cut it off the stalk and leave it in the bottle. A dozen adults will rack their brains over how they managed to shove the green handsome into the narrow neck.

Wonder Apple

When the first apples start to be filled with delicious juice in the summer, you need to cut out small uncomplicated silhouettes, letters or some sign from the foil and paste on the fruit. The apple will change color, but the area under the foil will remain the same, so after harvesting you will only have to take off a shiny piece of paper and marvel at someone's profile, initials or figure.

Show a walk

This game is simple. Returning from a walk, the child must show what he saw during his journey through the magical world of a courtyard, park or other place. He can use toys and household items, but he should not say a single word. If you have two children, let one child comment on the gestures and pantomime of the other: you will get a real film story with a separate image and sound. The first player can use different sounds, imitate street noise, singing birds. The most successful "episodes" it makes sense to meet with applause, let the children feel your support. n

The article uses the materials of the book by Eugene Latia "365 developing games and fads for young children."

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