Play with balls increases hand-eye coordination, attentions span, and gross motor skills (that's what she said).
Take some time today to play ball with your child.
For a baby:
Roll a ball back and forth between baby's legs and yours.
For a toddler:
Sit at the bottom of some stairs. Throw a soft bouncy ball up the stairs and let it bounce down to you.
Time for T-Ball! Get out a T-ball stand, ball and soft bat. Let your child practice hitting the ball or catching while you hit it.
For school aged children:
Play a game of catch, soccer, kickball, or basketball.
For tweens and older:
Challenge your children to a game of pool, golf, volleyball, or bocce ball.
Your children will thank you for this!