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Let's Play Ball

Let's Play Ball

Learning to take turns can be one of the most challenging lessons a young child learns! So why not incorporate turn-taking in a fun way that helps your child develop upper body muscles at the same time? Between 8-14 months is the perfect time since children are beginning to understand behavior. And warm, responsive daily interactions with your child help create permanent brain connections for secure attachment. 
 
You can even make your own balls.

What you need:
Scrap paper or old magazines
Masking tape
 
What to do:
1. Wad and crumple paper into balls as shown above.
2. Wrap the ball with masking tape until it is hard and round.
3. Sit on the floor across from each other and roll the ball to him or her.
4. Encourage him or her to roll it back to you.

If you are caring for a child birth to age five and are interested in enrolling in the Parents as Teachers™ program, contact the 4C parenting team at 812-423-4008, ext. 105 or pop@child-care.org

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