Your Child has developed enough gross motor skills, strength, and stability to perform an overhand throw when playing with a ball.
Playing with a ball is fun for all ages, especially the little ones. At around 2 years of age, many children already have enough strength, body stability, and eye-hand coordination to perform an overhand throw with a ball. While the little one will not be participating in the Olympics very soon, you can add playing a ball into the little one’s regular activity.
How to support this development
Practice makes perfect! Let Your Child throw the ball. Toy rings and frisbee can help Your Child develop even more finger and hand strength, along with coordination.
Note: All children develop differently and at their own pace. For children born preterm, the referred timeframe for achieving the various developmental milestones might be incorrect.
Source: The information and graphs about when children reach specific milestones are taken from various sources, including the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Denver Developmental Screening Test, and the State Institute of Early Childhood Research, Germany (IFP).
Ketsupa Jirakarn (Mental health specialist) (10 June 2021)