My son recently learned how to play “Simon Says” at school and he thinks it is a great game because he now gets to be the BOSS. Playing the game gives him the authority to tell us what to do and how to do it; what 4 year old would not love that? He fully does not grasp the concept that we are out of the game if we do an action sans the “Simon Says” command. He gets irritated when says a command and we do not do it.
To embrace his new authority, we develop a Simon Says stroller game. In the stroller game, there is no “out” per se, but an opportunity to encourage good listening skills and self control. Perhaps for both you as the parent and your children.
Warning: This game produces a lot of laughter and a lot of stares.
Disclaimer: Before incorporating any of these Stroller Runner Games, please ensure you warm up properly and stretch to avoid any injuries.
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Lara is a full time, working, Ironman mom of two young kids. Lara is the founder and CEO of Run Stroller Run, an organization inspired by her own frustration as a competitive former athlete, unable to find races where she could run with her stroller after having a child. Now, Run Stroller Run hosts the world’s only directory of stroller-friendly running races and family-friendly events.
Lara is an honoree of the 2015 Washington Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and she has been featured on RunHaven.com and Women’s Running Magazine.