My Obstacle Course Kit Item #8: Beach Ball or Balloon
I chose a beach ball or balloon to build gross motor skills involving ball play because they can deflate and fit perfectly into a kit. They are also colorful, light and float in the air a bit longer than a regular playground type ball, making them better for visual tracking and giving more time for motor planning. The fact that they don’t hurt when a catch is missed is a huge bonus!!
This is a classic example of not needing something fancy or expensive to engage with your child while also helping to build a wide range of gross motor skills.