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Indoor gross motor skills activities that incorporate functional play or expressive language? ?

Any ideas? For a 2-year-old

I'll take ideas that just facilitate functional play or work on expressive language. I would prefer it to be a gross motor activity, but it doesn't need to be. 

Update:

I would just like to point out that I am a student and STILL LEARNING. :) 

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  • ?
    Lv 4
    1 month ago
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    I sure hope this isn't your job.  This is a simple question any paraprofessional if the field would know.

    https://www.verywellfamily.com/defining-functional...

    an issue is using items not designed as toys, you have to be careful what you choose.  i once had huge sponges, and a toddler that like to build with them....but she didn't put things in her mouth.  that wouldn't be safe for a child that was prone to mouthing.

    https://www.pgpedia.com/f/functional-play

    you can incorporate language into most gross motor activities.  for example, push a car, say beep beep

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    If this is at home, let the child use pots and spoons to "play" the drums. Uses boxes as cars, blocks to build with, trains, etc. Build a tent with a sheet over a couple of chairs. Play hide and seek. Act out animals. Hide something and give clues- then let the child hide something and give clues. 

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