The ball is one of my daughter’s most favorite toys, and this love has been with her since childhood. As the grandfather says, she has an innate love for the ball and in general, she should become a volleyball player or a tennis player, especially since she is left-handed.
In today’s topic, I would like to tell you about the most popular developing ball games with us. But first I will touch on the question of choosing the ball.
The assortment of balls in children’s stores is huge – from products with your favorite cartoon characters to balls of various sizes and textures (they even come with pimples), inflatables, luminous ones, etc.
With a ball of about volleyball size kids are difficult to handle, because it is even difficult to hold in their hands. But closer to three years, manual dexterity and coordination of movements increase, and this size is perhaps the most popular among children.
At home, playing this game is complicated, especially if the footage of the apartment is small. But there is plenty of space on the street, so my daughter and I often mark a goal (on the wall, fence, or playground) that you need to get into most accurately.
The distance to the goal can be increased, and the goal itself can be lifted higher in time to train the throw of the ball in height.
This game comes from my childhood, then it was about as popular as the Leader-counselor, give a pioneer. The principle of the game is simple and known to almost everyone – two participants strive to hit the ball in those who are between them. The winner is the one who managed to avoid contact with the ball.
Another old game that develops not only the coordination of movements, but also the speed of thinking, speed of reaction and decision making.
The obvious advantage of this game is that you can play at home. The process is incredibly fun for her daughter, she laughs so infectiously when it turns out that mother ate a wardrobe or shoes that it is impossible not to smile.
Get into the cart
A basket can be anything from a pan to an empty shoebox. The principle of the game is to get the ball into the container from various distances. Complicating the task can be, if you take a smaller ball, because to get in this case it becomes much more difficult.
And if the container is not at hand or the case occurs on the street, then you can dig a hole in the sand or mark the outline with chalk.
My mother told about this game, during her childhood she was called Stander, but she did not remember the name of the daughter and began to call the game in her own way.
The process requires at least four children, the leader holds the ball in his hands, throws it up and names the name of one of the participants. The one who was called must catch the ball. The game becomes more interesting if you increase the number of participants.
The ball is a beautiful and useful toy that everyone can afford, regardless of the level of material wealth. And the effect of the games with him can exceed your expectations. Even seemingly normal ball throws are excellent for children of any age. Not for nothing, in the parameters of the development of children of almost all ages there are skills of possession of the ball.
And when we rest in the countryside or at sea, the ball is always with us. Moreover, it is very easy to transport it – it is light and does not take up much space (if blown off).
What kind of ball games do your children like to play?