Masking or other heavy tape
Markers in a variety of colors
5 small buckets or containers
Start by filling the baggies almost full with rice, leaving the top inch or two of the bag unfilled to apply the tape after it is sealed shut.
Once the bag has the right amount of rice, seal it shut. Then wrap tape around the sealed top of the bag to make it more secure for tossing.
Now, write the number “1” on a bag, then the number “2” on another bag, and so on until you have five bean bags each with a number 1-5.
Finally, line up the small containers either in a horizontal line in front of your child and have them toss the beanbags into the containers in order 1-5.
Curious about your child’s development? All children develop at their own pace, but the Center for Disease Control’s developmental milestones can be a helpful guideline. Here are a few examples:
Additional family resources
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Your local library has many resources for you as a parent as well as for your child. We encourage you to take advantage of all they have to offer. For an online list of libraries by city, go to publiclibraries.com/state