There are so many B’s in the world of practical parenting; baby/breast-feeding/bottles and so the list goes on, but today I have chosen to talk about BALL PLAY. It is inviting and fun which encourages us as parents to do more with our children! There is however a hidden gift that is realized every time a child reaches out to the ball with you – brain power!
- Hand and eye coordination
- Gross motor coordination and muscle toning
- Social interaction
- Language development
- Emotional intelligence;
- discovering “losing” is not the end of the world
- discovering “winning” is something we do together
I encourage you to play ball in whatever form at every opportunity with your children, whether it is “catch”, soccer, basketball, netball, cricket, tennis or golf. As you can see, it is a tool that can take on many shapes and games over the years!