Bounce and Catch

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Skill: Catch

15 minutes

Requirements

  • 2-3 different bouncy balls (e.g. large inflated bouncy ball, tennis ball, solid rubber ball)

Instructions

  1. Show your child how to drop a ball, let it bounce once, and then catch.
  2. Encourage your child to drop and catch the ball many times in a row. 
  3. Let your child try different sizes of balls, and start with balls that are easier to catch (e.g. larger balls).

Variations

  • If it helps, children with physical disabilities can sit down while bouncing and catching, so their hands are free to catch.

Benefits

This activity develops hand-eye coordination, as well as fine motor control of the hands and fingers.

Suggested Age4-6 years