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Birth-6 Months

FromBaby Steps to STEM,  Jean Barbre

What to have - Select a variety of push and pull toys, such as trucks, cars, planes, balls, buggies, wagons, and shopping carts. Toys should have a basket or container large enough to carry items. - Toys and items to place in the push and pull toys, such as small balls, soft plush toys, dolls, cars, trucks, plastic animals

What to do Provide children with a variety of large and small push and pull toys. Identify the name and parts of each toy. Model for young children how to place items inside the toy. Count the toy items as children place them in the cart. Choose toys that can be used in both indoor and outdoor areas. Include large, sturdy push and pull toys that can help stabilize children who are learning to walk and stand on their own.

Why Children will gain a sense of the properties of physical science and simple machines, such as the push and pull of a cart or wheeled toy. They will gain number sense and operations as they place items inside the cart and then remove them.

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By Jean Barbre Copyright 2017 Birth-6 Months

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