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What games will help my 18 month old understand distance and space?

Around 18 months of age, a child realizes they can throw things. This game allows them to throw something but will not injure you or beak a window!

Paper Ball
You can use old newspaper or clean scrap. Crumple up the paper into small balls that are the size your child can comfortable hold.

Now place a tub or box against the wall.

Explain what you are going to do and demonstrate throwing one of the paper balls into the box.

Stand or sit your child a few feet from the box and have them try to make a basket with the paper ball.

Make sure that you cheer them on at each attempt and tell them what a great job they are doing.

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