Activity #38: Take a sensory tour around the block

Stop and touch all the flowers with your baby #rookiemoms challenge
Whitney ran into my friend Jeanine outside her house. Jeanine was helping her 9-month old daughter, Pepper, touch some furry lavender sticking out from Whitney’s garden, and didn’t realize whose house it was. The girls had been going on a sensory tour of the neighborhood.

Try it yourself to keep the neighborhood walks interesting (for you!):

  1. Stop and smell the flowers.
  2. Lean in so your baby can touch a fuzzy leaf.
  3. Look at the bright colors and shadows.
  4. Step on crunchy leaves and sticks, rustle paper or candy wrappers (err, I mean Luna Bar).
  5. Are you eating or drinking something your baby can share? A green smoothie?

This is your 38th challenge. This baby tour of your block is great preparation for walking with a toddler.

Did you complete this challenge? Use any of these methods to tell us about it:

  • Comment below.
  • Share a picture with us on Facebook.
  • Name your destination on Twitter or Instagram and use hashtag #rookiemoms.
  • Or, post a link in the comments to your own blog post about this challenge.

Want to save this idea for later? Dude, you should so pin this!

Baby too old for this idea? Pick a different fun thing to do with a toddler. Baby too young? Go have a latte!

[Photo credit: Lovely Olivia, all rights reserved]

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