bird demonstrates very good eye-beak coordination to push the ball
into a basket. He shows good visual attention and is easily
an edible treat.
Ball play, of course is also a wonderful activity for toddlers. It
to coordinate using both hands together. Toddlers typically learn
ball underhand while seated between 13 and 16 months. Throwing a
much more challenging while standing and children typically learn
ball in any manner while standing between 15 and 18 months. By
child may be able to plan the movements to make a ball land within
three feet of a target.
Catching a large ball (typically between 24 and 26 months)
greater coordination between
the visual and motor systems and a good sense of timing to open
arms and receive the ball at
just the right moment. A three- year old may be able to bounce and
catch a large ball at least once
while standing in one spot and over during the third year learn to
bounce the ball
forward. This high level of motor control and eye-hand
will help the
to play basketball like our parrot friend pictured above.
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