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It turns out caterpillars tickle!

May is Physiotherapy month and a great physiotherapist we have on staff here at FVCDC forwarded an interesting read. The article talks about the magic of meeting nature on the way down to the duck pond. The author writes about the simplicity of nature and gives tips how to engage your child in movement with nature as your platform for exploration. For example:

CATERPILLAR CRAWLING

To start, have her lie on her tummy and raise her seat up and down. Once she’s got the hang of it, show her how to raise her seat up, then inch forward as she brings it back down to the ground to create an “inchworm” forward crawl.

CATERPILLAR WALKING

For an older child, have her stand and reach down, walking her hands out in front of her. Then walk her feet up to meet her hands.