Health and Wellbeing
Following on from last weeks games activity of learning how to do a two-handed throw, we would like you to help your child to develop their underarm throw. Ask your child to:
* The target can be you, a sibling, a wall, a hoop or chalk circle on the floor.
It is easier to practise throwing with a static object such as a beanbag and throwing it into a target such as a hoop or large circle on the floor.
If the object doesn't reach the target, the likely cause is that the object has been released too early and the child hasn't stepped forward when releasing the object so practise throwing over obstacles and stepping and swinging. Place markers or draw a chalk circle for your child to step forwards into.
If the object 'pops up' vertically into the air then your child has released the object too late. Remind your child to release the object when their hand is pointing at the target.
Need a challenge?
When your child has mastered the accuracy then they can move on to smaller targets such as aiming the beanbag into a bucket.
Link it to Numeracy or Literacy activities: