Play Ball. (6-7-15)


From Summer Activities for Children, Part 1:

Teach your child to play ball against a wall.

For younger children, use a nerf ball. For older children, if the weather permits, use a hand-sized rubber ball against the house or garage door outside.

If you’re rained in, try bouncing against a basement wall.

Count how many times your child catches the ball. Catching in a row is the most difficult, but you can make it easier by counting catches over a certain period of time. Make the time pretty short for younger children or those new to the game.

For older children, spell words with a letter for each catch. With more than one player see who can spell a whole word without missing a catch. Make it harder by letting one person be the thrower and the other person be the catcher (and speller). This would be a lot like playing H-O-R-S-E in basketball.

Come back to Daily Parenting Tips each day for another fun activity.

See more activities at Summer Activities for Children (2015), Part 1.

 

 

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