Crawl and Chase

Crawl and Chase Tim McCune

Help your infant to identify their belongings.

Materials Needed:

  • A fluffy toy.
  • Large space.
  • 3 different items that belong to the child.

What to do:

  • Clear some space (large enough for crawling) and place the toy at one end of the room.
  • Ask baby to “find” the toy and encourage your baby to crawl towards it.
  • When your baby crawls towards it, encourage them to grab it and then give it to you.
  • Once they have found their fluffy toy, place child’s items around the room that they recognize.
  • Ask baby to crawl to an object “Can you find me your hat, do you know where it is?”
  • Baby will recognise and crawl towards their hat. If they don’t understand the item, stand behind the item and encourage them to crawl towards you. Repeat the name of the item. For example “This is a hat”.

Hints and Tips:

  • When continuing this game use the same items until your baby is able to correctly identify them. Add one new item at a time when introducing a different object to this game.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 6 to 12 months
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    - Begins to search and find objects.
    - Shows interest in simple games.
    - Responds to sound of their name.
    - Develops babbling.
    - Begins to follow one step instructions.
    - Able to sit unsupported.
    - Starts crawling.
    - Reaches for objects.

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play
  • Interest Areas: Music and Movement
  • Games Categories: Cognitive Development, Family Games, Gross Motor Skills, Language Development
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 1, Learning Outcome 3, Learning Outcome 4
  • Sub Outcomes:

    LO1 - Children Have A Strong Sense Of Identity

    1.2 Children develop their emerging autonomy inter-dependence resilience and sense of agency

    1.3 Children develop knowledgeable and confident self identities

    LO3 - Children Have A Strong Sense Of Well Being

    3.2 Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing

    LO4 - Children Are Confident And Involved Learners

    4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people place technologies and natural and processed materials

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Last modified on Friday, February 6, 2015
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