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Basket Catch for toddlers

What you need

  • An open space (can be indoors or outdoors), A soft foam ball or a sock ball (stuff two socks into one another)


This learning experience develops hand and eye coordination, gross motor control and the ability to track objects in the air.

The experience

Show your toddler how to stand with their hands and forearms forming a basket in front of their stomach. Toss the ball into their basket from about 30cm distance.

As your child becomes confident catching the ball at this distance, increase the distance of your toss gradually. Can your toddler catch from a meter away?

Tip: For younger toddlers, you can start off by simply sitting and rolling the ball back and forth before moving to the catching game!