Hand eye Coordination, Eye Tracking, Prediction, Temporal Awareness, Object Permanence, Gross Motor Skills, Pincer Grip, Spatial Awareness, Problem Solving and Builds their Language Skills.
Our Favorite Infant and Toddler Ball Games right now are…
Roll the Ball
She sits across from me and we roll the ball back and forth to each other
Drop the Ball
She enjoys picking up the balls and dropping them into a big metal bowl or a big box
Go Get It
She throws the ball and Mommy goes to get it and then we switch and Mommy rolls the balls and she goes and finds it.
She loves to kick the ball all over the place.
Way up High
We throw the ball up high and she giggles, it’s very funny. It’s great for tracking with their eyes a skill later needed in reading.
We put the ball on the parachute and bounce and bounce it around with big sister. Once it pops out she runs to get it and puts it back on.
Simple games of throwing it to a family member she has a blast with. Easter Eggs work well for little hands because they are light. Just tape them up or hot glue them so they stay together.
She sits down and we toss the fabric and big plastic balls to her and she tries to catch them, super funny now but soon enough she’ll figure it out. It becomes for a chase game too at times.
Here are a few Tutorials on How to Make Your Own Fabric Ball
Montessori Infant Ball
We’d love to hear from you…What are your favorite Ball Games that you play with your little ones? Want more Baby Time Ideas? Check out our Baby Time Activities!