Observe the child in ball play with an adult or sibling. Have a box or other container to aim a medium-sized ball at.
Slowly kick the ball to the child and say, “Kick it back to me.”
He tries kicking a slowly moving ball, but may not be accurate.
Ball play is a good way to practice sharing and taking turns, as well as build upper and lower body coordination. Encourage early childhood educators and parents to play throwing and kicking games with the child and siblings or peers.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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