Image by: Jan Carson

Colorful Steps

Age Range
3-5 yrs
Setup Time
Under a minute!!
Setup Location
Indoor / Outdoor

Help your child develop his motor skills, while helping him recall and sing a rhyme and also develop his spatial thinking! Visual-spatial skills are required for play, self-care, social interactions and academic tasks. They are the foundation for more complex skills such as problem solving and abstract reasoning.


  1. Tape a construction paper in your path using 2-3 different colors

  2. Sing a favorite rhyme as you walk with your child on the colorful steps

  3. Each time you stop singing, stop walking. Ask him to name the color that you are standing on

  4. Develop your child’s spatial thinking by suggesting to walk ‘over’, ‘on’ or ‘around’ the paper

Disclaimer: This presents an overview of child development. It is important to keep in mind that the time frames presented are averages and some children may achieve various developmental milestones earlier or later than the average but still be within the normal range of development. This information is presented to help parents understand, at a high level, what to expect from their child. Any questions/concerns you may have about your child’s development should be shared with your doctor.