At each age, we play with sand!

At each age, we play with sand!

A little sand, a bucket, a shovel and go for hours of "patouille". Fabienne-Agnès Lévine, educational psychologist gives us some tips to better accompany your child, age by age, in one of his favorite games.

At 1 year: it slips between the fingers!

  • For the first time at the beach, your child will experience new tactile sensations ... and will soon put the sand in his mouth! No wonder, he is in the middle of the oral stage, his mouth tells him about things. Without scolding, put words on this unpleasant sensation: "you see, it's not good".

Tips from the pro:

  • Too late, your baby has just swallowed sand and grimace! He is in the middle of the oral stage. Better than his hand, his mouth tells him things. Put words on this unpleasant sensation without scolding him: "You see, it's not good!"
  • Do not leave him in his stroller. A15 months, he might not feel comfortable in a sandbox.

At 18 months: the imprint of his feet

  • With the acquisition of walking, your toddler is less tempted to taste the sand. What attracts him now are his tracks! The steps he takes when he runs barefoot on the beach (an excellent exercise for the arch) or the amazing shoes on the floor when he jumps to the square ...

Tips from the pro:

  • Let your apprentice walker move. To move is also his way of understanding the world, of checking things. And on the sand, he can frolic without danger!
  • Put words on his actions: "Do you want to put your little foot in the footprint of dad?" In this way, you will encourage him to go further in the precision of the gesture, to observe the links of cause and effect and to memorize his discoveries.

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