With only hours until the first tip-off for the 2009 NCAA Basketball Tournament, there is no better time to get your lil one out on the court for a little one-on-one. Team sports, such as basketball, enable kids to work as a group and encourage the concept of taking turns. The game also works on hand-eye coordination and gross motor skills. Whether you seek out an organized lesson at your local rec center or simply take your tot out to the driveway, encourage them to explore how the ball bounces and the various ways it can be thrown into the basket. Before long, your lil dribbler may be slam dunking the ball right before your eyes.
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