This is an activity for you to do at the park with your child(ren) which was inspired by some amazing toddler teachers at UMCDC. To be fair, this only very loosely represents tennis, but it is a great movement and social activity.
Bring a couple of large bouncy balls (soccer or other balls work too) with you to a nearby tennis court.
Show your toddler how to bounce or throw the ball over the net. Encourage them to stand on the other side and bounce it back to you. Encourage them further to bounce the ball over the net to a peer if you have other children along.
Our goal was to encourage social interaction, build gross motor skills, and have fun. There were no rules or expectations beyond that. Have fun, move around, and be silly together.
Large Bouncy Balls
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