Roll the ball

Playing ball games helps your baby with their coordination and eyesight

At this age, your child will enjoy playing with toys like a ball. You can do this indoors or outside.

Get a ball and sit opposite your child. Leave enough room to roll the ball to them along the ground. Before you roll it, say ‘ready, steady, go!’. Use your child’s name so their attention is on you.

Roll the ball gently towards them and encourage them to roll it back.

You can go faster and faster or roll the ball slowly to change things up.

Talk as you go, commenting on what you’re doing and praising your child.

Good to know

Playing with a ball will help develop your baby’s muscles as they grow.

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