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Bop Ball

Age Range
3-5 yrs
Setup Time
As long as it takes to find the Bop ball!
Setup Location
Indoor / Outdoor

Though small hand (fine motor) related skills are often the focus of visual-motor integration testing and academic skills, big muscle movements (gross motor) and skills are an essential part of this developmental category. Catching, hitting, kicking and throwing a ball are all part of visual-motor integration. Accurately turning your head to look towards a sound, reaching for something without overshooting, and moving through a crowded room without bumping into anyone are also aspects of visual-motor integration and have a strong impact on day-to-day function at home and school.

This game improves your child’s ability to use both his feet simultaneously!


  1. Bop ball is a big, sturdy bouncing ball with a handle. Bouncing using this ball will allow your child to get that airborne feeling he craves, and he'll practice pushing off the ground with both feet!

Make sure this activity is done in a safe environment, ideally on a carpet/ soft surface

Disclaimer: This presents an overview of child development. It is important to keep in mind that the time frames presented are averages and some children may achieve various developmental milestones earlier or later than the average but still be within the normal range of development. This information is presented to help parents understand, at a high level, what to expect from their child. Any questions/concerns you may have about your child’s development should be shared with your doctor.