Using Hula Hoops with Infants

Hula hoops can lead to interesting exploration activities with infants

Hula hoops can be used in a variety of different ways. They exist in several different sizes and colours. Their round shape makes them easy to manipulate.

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Some Tips for Using Hula Hoops with Infants:

Arranging the Space for Infants: Introducing Hula Hoops
Place several hula hoops on the floor in the classroom. Give infants the opportunity to crawl or walk over to them and explore.

A Visual Experience: Mobile
Using various materials create a mobile, hang a hula hoop vertically from the ceiling. Use different lengths of string or ribbon and hang tiny objects from the hula hoop. Feathers, bells, beads, or streamers.

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Inquiry Question: What are some of the fascinating materials you have used to stimulated infants senses? How did you respect infants engagement? 

Herr, J., & Swim, T. (2002). Creative resources for infants and toddlers (2nd ed.). New York: Thomson Delmar Learning.


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