During play outdoors observe the children during ball play with a small basketball and hoop.
If children do not spontaneously play catch, encourage them to “pass” to their friends and take turns shooting.
Child sets dominant foot forward to shift weight as the ball is thrown, giving the ball more forward movement.
Have many balls available for children to share. Line up pairs of children 6 feet apart and give them balls to pass back and forth using different methods: two hands overhand and underhand, one hand overhand and underhand, bounce pass, and roll. Play group games involving passing a ball.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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