Put a few cushions on the living room floor, and you’ve got your very own baby Commonwealth Games – you could even give a medal to the winner.

What you need

A clear space

Chairs

Cushions

Foil for medals

Benefits

Building strength and coordination

Developing balance and speed

Problem solving

Learning to cooperate with others

And don’t forget, the everyday things you do together make a big difference and can help your child to grow up healthier and happier.

How long will it take?

2 hrs

What to do

  1. Bring out your kid’s inner athlete by clearing a big space.
  2. Pave the living room with cushions so your child can climb over them, and place chairs so they can crawl under them. If there are friends round, then even better. Why not mould a piece of foil into a circle to make a nice shiny medal for the winners?

    babies crawling on cushions