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Egg Rolls - Motorvator

Here’s Why

A squirmy child may need some stimulation to help release the squirming reflex.
You can do this activity very gently with newborns and infants. Older children can do egg rolls on their own. For safety’s sake, use the floor only—never a bed or other furniture.

Here’s How

For infants: Lie face-up with baby lying face-up on your chest. Fold your knees into the “cannonball” position. Continually support baby while you slowly
and gently rock to the left and right several times and forward and back like a rocking chair. As you do this, talk to baby or sing

“The Egg Roll Song” (to the tune of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat.”)

The Egg Roll Song

Roll, roll, roll along.

Sing a silly song.

Scramble.

Scramble.

Scramble.

Scramble.

Good thing our shells are strong!

With toddlers and preschoolers, you can do this same activity or show them how to do it on their own. Start by rolling side to side then curl up and rock forward and backward—a precursor to somersaulting.