In each section, we have given examples of the skills we would expect to see emerging in babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. This will enable them to progress through from the building blocks of each core skill (basic skills) through to achieving the simple and advanced levels.
Kicking and batting balls is a complex skill that involves visually tracking objects and coordinating a movement response. Keep reading to find out how the skills needed for kicking and batting emerge (and at approximately what age), and the games you could play to encourage skill development.
Developing hand eye coordination and visual tracking skills
Starting to manipulate objects with improving accuracy
Skilfully using feet and a range of sports equipment to hit balls with accuracy and over longer distances
Walk forward to kick a large ball
Experiment with carpentry under supervision
Hit a large beach ball with a stick or bat.
See what activities can help to support this core skill.