Walking with toddlers can be a challenge. They don’t always walk in a straight line, they can get distracted by something shiny or they might just not feel like walking that day. Fortunately, as your toddler gets more comfortable with walking, you’ll find that she begins to look for other ways to keep herself entertained while also increasing her exercise routine. Here are some fun activities you can do with your toddler to make it easier for her to walk more often.
At What Age Should A Child Walk Independently?
Around the age of two, most toddlers will start to walk more independently. This is still a great time to encourage your toddler to walk more often. Just like any other form of exercise, walking is important for physical and mental health. It’s also good for a child’s development and well-being.
Another good time to encourage your toddler to walk more is when they are ready to take their first steps by themselves. If you live in an area where sidewalks are available and safe, this could be a fun milestone that your child will remember forever!
How Do I Help My Baby Walk On Confidence?
Your toddler will start to walk more confidently if she is given independence. By giving your toddler opportunities to take the lead, you are giving her the opportunity to learn and practice walking on her own. You can also help build confidence by taking a break with your toddler when they need it or letting them know that they should ask you for assistance.
You can also make sure that your toddler has plenty of fun while walking. Start by having your child hold one end of an extended handlebar so they can push each other around in circles. Then, try switching up the activities by spinning around in circles or getting in a balancing game where your child has to keep their feet on the ground without falling over. Another option is finding what makes your child laugh and going on an adventure together while laughing at how silly you both look doing whatever it is. Your toddler might even try using their funny voice while they’re trying not to fall down–that’s a sure way to get them in a good mood!
How Can I Help My Child Walk More?
-Build a Walking Fun Station.
-Create a walking path.
-Play with your child at the park.
-Take your child to the library or bookstore.
-Take your child to the mall and let her see what new shoes you can buy.
-Walk through the neighborhood with your child in tow, pointing out interesting things that catch their eye.
Why Does My Toddler Not Like To Walk?
Some toddlers are just more interested in playing than walking. They might be distracted by something that interests them, like a toy or a sidewalk chalk drawing. Another reason may be because they are simply not feeling up to it that day. This is especially true for toddlers who have recently started walking because their bones and muscles are still developing and strengthening. Another reason could be that your toddler wants to do something else, like watch TV or eat some snacks from their stroller.
Even though there are many reasons why your child doesn’t want to walk, you can make it easier for your toddler by providing engaging activities while they walk. These activities will keep your toddler entertained and provide additional exercise as well.