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💡Skills: Throwing and catching a ball can help your child learn about how the Earth goes around, or orbits, the Sun — and build his or her muscles.
The Earth makes one big circle, or orbit, around the Sun each year. Every day, the Earth turns around; when it faces the Sun, it is daytime and when it faces away from the Sun, it is nighttime. Play a game with your child to use your bodies to learn how this works!
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Here’s how to explain this activity to your child:
If your Earth hero is ready to do more, see how many times you can throw and catch the ball without dropping it! Can you get up to 10? Try moving farther away from each other. If your child needs a simpler activity, try rolling the ball back and forth from the Sun to the Earth while sitting on the ground. The child can scoot in an orbit, while sitting down.
Kids can learn more by watching Blaze fight a fire and creating a booklet with facts about fire dogs — dalmatians like Marshall, and creating a helmet they can wear during their pretend play time.
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