Sugar Aunts: Toddler Ping Pong #visualmotor Play

Toddler Ping Pong #visualmotor Play



Baby Girl had some alone time with mommy and we did allll her favorite things...played with Little People, read her favorite books, ran around outside and went in and out (and in and out again!) the sandbox. 
And Mommy soaked up the extra time for snuggles and belly kisses :)
 
We also did this fun little activity.  She LOVED having the whole thing to herself without Big Sister and Big Brother there. 

Invitation to scoop 

I put a little water in a veggie platter, pulled out the ping pong balls, and added an ice cream scooper.
 

 
She loved this! Scooping the ping pong balls out of the container, plopping them into the water, and scooping them up again.

 
Scooping is such a great visual-motor exercise for Toddlers.  They are working on hand-eye coordination, motor skills to coordinate the scoop to grab the ball as it scoots around, and plus, it's just fun!

 
What 20 month old does not LOVE to play around in water???

 
 
This was SO much fun for her and we loved our mommy-baby afternoon together!
 


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13 comments :

  1. What a brilliant idea! I'd love to do this with my little girl. Thanks.
    Kate

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    1. Thanks! I hope she has a blast with it!

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  2. So fun! Adding water to the ping pongs would really draw my children in. I just gave my son pasta in water with little pots, pans, and a spoon. He loved it and didn't want to stop! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Kids love water play! That's a great idea to just throw some pasta in water for a little play. We may have to try that :)

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  3. Found you through the Naptime Review and new GFC follower. Love the name of your blog! Have a good one and I'm excited to read more!

    Britney
    The Princess & Her Cowboys

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    1. Awesome! We'll swing over to your blog. Thanks for joining us!

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  4. How fun! New follower on GFC : )

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  5. We'll be trying this one out this weekend:)! J

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  6. That's like, absurdly simple. I bet mine would love it!

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  7. Thanks for sharing this! I have been looking for new activities to try with my toddler! Also read your related posts! Sounds fun!!!

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  8. Scooping is awesome!! And I love your bright red ping pong balls too!! Thanks for linking up at Teach Me Tuesday at Preschool Powol Packets!!

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  9. what a wonderful idea. I just wrote a post about my toddler girl (very nearly 2) playing with pom-poms whilst developing her fine motor skills. I think its important that they are encouraged to develop and learn during play :)

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