Rolling a Ball

18-24 Months

FromInfant-Toddler Social Studies,  Carla Goble

What to have Several balls of different sizes, colors, and weights

What to do Collect several balls of different sizes, colors, and weights. Select a ball and sit on the floor a few feet in front of two toddlers. Roll the ball to one of the toddlers, calling her by name. Encourage her to roll it back to you. Then say, “Now it is Jack’s turn” and roll the ball to the other child. Describe what you are doing: “I’m rolling the ball to Jack. Roll it back to me.” Encourage turn taking and promote interaction as the toddlers learn to play near and with one another. It may be helpful to have two balls, one for each toddler, when you first begin teaching this activity.

Why - to promote the development of gross- and fine-motor skills - to promote social development

For more activities check out
Infant-Toddler Social Studies: Activities to Develop a Sense of Self

By Carla Goble Copyright 2018 18-24 Months

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