These games help to develop hand-eye co-ordination.
We have found combining throwing games with Kimbee sensory development toys, children can really benefit from using the Natural Rubber toys as they hit all the 5 senses: Sight, Sound, Taste, Touch and Smell, giving a child’s brain full stimulation.
Laundry basket (or box) throw game; gather the sensory toys together, put a laundry basket a short distance away and take turns throwing the toys into the basket, once your child gets good at this game, you can move the basket further away to increase the challenge of getting the toys into the basket.
Show your child how to throw their natural rubber toy gently into the air and then catch it again. Younger children can do a very gentle throw; older children can throw just above head level.
Increase the challenge by introducing a hand-clap between throwing and catching. (i.e. throw, clap, catch), or a one-handed catch for older children.
Sit or stand opposite each other and throw at toy to each other, if you have young children or a child struggling with catching, show them to hold their arms out, and stand quite close to them, giving them a greater chance of catching the toy.
Alternately, just practice throwing because many children struggle with letting the toy go or with throwing the toy in the intended direction they wanted to go in.
If you don’t have natural rubber sensory toys, then soft plush toys work well.
Simple safe fun games to play with your child or children but with so many possibilities…
What games do your children like to play?
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