Ask your child to play a game of pretend catch. Imagine you’re holding a ball and throw it to them. Encourage them to throw it back to you. Try making the ball bigger or smaller. Talk with them about what you’re doing: “I’m going to throw it fast! Get ready”
See what your child is learning
As you and your child pretend to throw a ball back and forth, you’re sharing the give-and-take of communication.They’re also practicing seeing through another person’s eyes, as they imagine the size and speed of the ball—an ability that is essential in relationships.