Two Can Learn Better than One!
« Get Kids Enthusiastic About BooksClearing the Clutter »


Learning to Catch!

Permalink by Tikal, Categories: Learning Play, Kids Activities , Tags: balls, catching, rolling, throwing

Sign up FREE to ToucanLearn to receive hundreds of activities, games and craft for preschool children!
Find out more...

Catching and throwing are difficult skills for most children, even once they have better control of their arms and hands at around 2½ years old - learning to catch and throw can be great fun!  Have a go at the following activity to teach the little ones about size and weight and to practice catching along the way!

  • Suggest you are going to learn about catching and find some different sized balls.  Roll them to each other and see how you do.  Talk about the colours, the sizes and the weight of the balls.
  • Try to catch them wearing oven gloves or big mittens.  Is it easier or harder?
  • Then try catching and throwing a potato or an orange and see how that goes!
  • Roll up some newspaper or foil and then see whether that is easier or more difficult to catch.  These are smaller balls so may be harder.
  • Blow some bubbles and see whether they are hard to catch or easy... or do they just pop!?

In all cases, make the game fun and laugh each time the ball is dropped.  Being confident enough to try throwing and catching is half the battle so this is an exercise in just having fun and enjoying the idea of ball games.



Search

October 2017
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
 << <   > >>
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31          

Hi! I'm Tikal the Toucan, the mascot for ToucanLearn. Follow my blog to find out interesting things relating to babies, toddlers and preschool children!

Sign up FREE to ToucanLearn to follow our activity based learning programme for babies, toddlers and children. We offer hundreds of fun learning craft, games and activities - every activity is aimed at the capabilities of your specific children. Download custom activity sheets, and log their progress in each child's unique Daily Diary!

You'll also find sticker and reward charts, certificates, number and letter practice. Every activity links into the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) areas of learning and development.

Fill in our Daily Diary to log progress against the EYFS and add photo entries instantly simply by sending them straight from your phone. You can share diaries back with parents or childminders so that everyone can enjoy watching your children develop.

XML Feeds




©2017 by ToucanLearn Ltd.

Credits: Online manual generator