4 ways to prepare your child for school
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Throwing is a great way to develop gross motor skills as your child can practice their over and underarm throwing. Aiming for a target is also a great way to improve hand-eye coordination. Maths skills can be developed through reaching the targets.
Set up your targets area. You may like to draw three circles within each other.
Create a standing line where you stand to throw, and enjoy throwing the beanbag to the targets. Who can reach the smallest circle? Whose went the furthest?
You can develop lots of mathematical vocabulary as you talk about distance and speed – how fast did it travel in the air?
For added challenge for older children, you could add numerical value to the targets and keep score of how many points each participant has gained.