Give the child a ball to play with an adult.
The adult models throwing the ball overhead with both hands to the child.
The child will now lift both arms overhead and heave the ball forward.
Encourage parents to take a ball into a backyard or to the park. Playing ball with an adult and other children motivates the child to try new skills. They want to throw further, harder, and faster.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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