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Balls are classic toys that can be found in all toy chests. These simple toys have stood the test of time and helped children develop many abilities that are essential for their harmonious development. Whether balls are explored freely or as part of more structured activities, children put their entire body "to work" and acquire new capacities. Give a child a ball and he will without a doubt find a way to play with it.
Balls can be rolled, thrown, and kicked. These are all important abilities that children must develop. In real terms, what can we expect to observe when children play with balls?
Around 1-2 years old, children begin throwing a ball.Around 2 years old, they can catch a ball with both hands.Around 2-3 years old, they can kick a ball.Around 3 years old, they can throw a ball on a target.
Around 3-4 years old, they can catch a ball more easily.Around 4-5 years old, they can control their throw and their movements are better coordinated and smoother. They can also throw a ball over their shoulder and catch a ball with both hands.
What are the advantages associated with offering balls to the children in your group? Beyond the various developmental competencies, children develop other very important abilities.
Here are a few ways you can play with balls:
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