Flat baking sheet or large piece of cardboard
Empty toilet paper tubes, and empty paper towel tube
Five colored ping pong balls
Start by finding an inclined space like stairs or a piece of furniture to prop the baking sheet or cardboard against.
Next, show your child how to roll the balls down the inclined surface.
Now, let your child try! You can show them how to incline the ramp more to make the ball go faster and farther.
Next, try the tubes. Hold them at an incline and drop the balls in and watch them come out of the other end. Have your child give it a try. This is an activity your child will delight in doing over and over again!
Curious about your child’s development? All children develop at their own pace, but the Center for Disease Control’s developmental milestones can be a helpful guideline. Here are a few examples:
Additional family resources
Learning begins at birth. ECA provides foundations for learning, starting with age-appropriate experiences for infants, toddlers, and preschool. ECA also offers a range of family support programs that encourage family involvement with children’s learning.
This free texting service provides quality, developmental information for parents and caregivers of children prenatal to age eight right to your phone. Messages include research-based, age-appropriate content from national experts, along with local updates of events and resources.
Your local library has many resources for you as a parent as well as for your child. We encourage you to take advantage of all they have to offer. For an online list of libraries by city, go to publiclibraries.com/state