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Have a Ball!

Try this game with your baby's next play date.
 

Learning Benefits

Hover over each Learning Benefit below for a detailed explanation.
Cognitive Skills
Research
Motor Skills
Cooperation

What you need:

  • balls of different sizes
  • medium-size cardboard box (about 12 inches long)

What to do:

  1. Seat the babies on the floor. Give them all of the balls. Help them to pick up the different balls and roll them to each other.
  2. Prop up the cardboard box to make a ramp. Show the babies how you roll a ball down it. Encourage them to do the same.
  3. Help each baby roll a ball at the same time to see which one goes further. Let them have fun seeing how high the balls bounce and how far and fast they can roll them.

Learning benefits:

  • builds large- and small-motor skills
  • promotes cooperation
  • introduces concept of cause and effect

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