Work on eye-hand coordination, spatial relations, motor planning, manual dexterity, play exploration and participation, balance, visual tracking, body awareness
A large version of the classic cup and ball. Easier for those who need to start with a bigger target. The plastic cup is a little flexible if squeezed, but sturdy. Have used for years with no sign of wear. A favorite of the kids.
- Model how to swing your arm and flip the ball. Practicing hand-over-hand works well with this activity if the child has trouble planning the movement.
- Instruct the child to keep his eye on the ball and move the cup under the ball, instead of waiting for the ball to come to the cup.
- Try different versions once the person has the knack of it - count the number of times you can get the ball in without missing, play with the non-dominant hand, play sitting down, swing the ball around two or three times before catching it.
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