Spring weather and spring sports are calling us outside! It seemed like the perfect time to finally invest in a wiffle ball bat and tee set for Veronika. These sets are great because they work so many gross motor skills for kids. Batting, of course, was the first step. But then we mimicked a full game of baseball!
Whenever one of us whacked a ball off the tee, we ran to the nearest tree as a “base”. She might not have understood, but my excited modeling of the behavior and cheering of “Go go go!” had her running and grinning.
Pretend to try and tag each other “out” on the way back to home base.
Of course enext you can work on tossing skills (i.e. fielding the ball). She loved passing a ball back and forth.
For fun, I also had her kick the balls a few times, which is always good practice even if these balls were not meant for soccer. That meant we tackled three sports skills with one set: batting, throwing, and kicking.
It all looked like so much fun that big brother Travis ran out to play!
He even hit a few home runs out of the park!