Looking after your teddy is an important part of being a toddler. Encourage your little one to look after their cuddly toy as if he or she was their brother, sister or friend.

What you need

Teddy or other toy


Teaches them to care for others

Develops confidence

Improves coordination and strength

How long will it take?

1 hr

What to do

  1. Make sure your tot brings their teddy to every activity you do together. Praise them when they remember to bring him or her and remind them when they forget.
  2. Encourage your wee one to bring Teddy to the park and give him or her a shot on the swings.

    girl with teddy on swing
  3. Help them make sure Teddy is safe before you push him or her back and forth to each other on the swings.

    girl pushing teddy on swing