Ball Toys For Toddlers

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9.6

Product Dimensions: 23.75 x 22 x 61 inches

Item Weight: 7 pounds

Manufacturer: Little Tikes

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Product Dimensions: 15 x 11 x 8 inches

Item Weight: 2 pounds

Manufacturer: Homeco

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Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 5.3 x 5.9 inches

Item Weight: 4.8 ounces

Manufacturer: Hape

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Product Dimensions: 9 x 11 x 10 inches

Item Weight: 1.25 pounds

Manufacturer: Osmo

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8.8

Product Dimensions: 9.25 x 3.94 x 27.95 inches

Item Weight: 2.16 pounds

Manufacturer: Casdon

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Product Dimensions: 5.63 x 13.11 x 17.99 inches

Item Weight: 3.51 pounds

Manufacturer: Hasbro

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Buyer's Guide: Ball Toys For Toddlers

Buyers Guide: Ball Toys For Toddlers


Balls are a must-have toy. They are great toys to introduce to your child as soon as possible. Balls are an excellent stimulus that will help your toddlers develop gross motor skills. In addition, the constant movement of a ball will surely fascinate them.

Why Balls?


Balls are a great way to help children develop balance skills and transfer objects from one hand to another. Moving the ball from one hand to another stimulates both parts of the brain. Rolling a ball back-and-forth is a great way to create a social bond between people (you and your child, or your child and a sibling, or playmate). This game introduces the concept of cause-and-effect.

Toddlers will love discovering the abilities of a ball and the various effects of rolling, tossing, and kicking it. Even more so, this will help your child develop social skills such as sharing, following the rules, and negotiating.

For a Fun and Effective Ball Play


Choose the Right Ball


There are many options for balls. They come in various sizes, textures, and firmness. Also, consider your kid's interest. Let them explore the different varieties. 

For toddlers to be able to throw large balls, they will need two hands. Throwing large balls is an entirely different skill from throwing a small tennis ball with one hand. Allow your toddler to practice with both.

Consider these suggestions:

  • Soft, plush balls

  • Balls with a bell in them (they teach cause and effect)

  • Textured rubber balls

  • Inflatable beach balls

  • Soft Tennis balls

  • Ball Pits

  • Plastic softball

  • Foam balls


Ensure Safety


You should ensure that you are purchasing safe balls for children under 3. Toy balls for toddlers should not be too tiny to pose a choking danger. Wiffle and softballs are some of the safest balls for toddlers. They are easy to play with and light in weight. As a result, they are less likely to cause injuries or damage.

Indoor use may be best if you choose softballs that are less likely to break. Beach balls are also a great alternative. You can keep large or heavy balls outside, but you should only use them indoors if you can supervise.

Establish Rules For Play


Establish ground rules for throwing balls indoors and out. Make sure you enforce them. Teach your child that balls shouldn't be used as weapons and can cause damage if they throw these into the house.

Rules for any game you play with a ball should be appropriate for your child's age. Toys and other small objects are not safe for toddlers, so keep them simple.

Designate a Ball Storage


A large basket or box on the ground can serve as storage and a place to throw the balls. Plastic containers, laundry baskets, and wicker baskets all work well. When toddlers reach for their toys, make sure that the container isn't too deep so they don't fall in.

Key Points:



  • Introducing balls to your toddler as soon as possible helps them develop important motor skills.

  • Consider your kid's age and interest when choosing the right ball.

  • Light balls are generally safe but supervise your kid when playing with heavy ones to ensure safety.

  • Enforce rules for play. Establishing rules will teach your kid the right attitude and how to play with balls properly.

  • Put up designated ball storage; it will help your kid learn where to always keep their toys after playing.

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