Aren't toddlers the cutest? My toddler, "New Kid", loves to throw balls around. Maybe this is not so good in a small apartment! Lately I've been keeping him entertained with a "ball in a box". I wish I'd thought of it when he was younger, because it's perfect for babies, too.
All I did was put a ball or other small toy inside a clear plastic container so he can shake it and watch it roll around.
Sometimes he even plays with it by himself for more than 2 minutes before trying to take the lid off to get at the goods.
The best kid of ball to use is either a sky bounce ball like this (shown in photo). Ping pong balls (I recommend the yellow ones for contrast, instead of white) are extra fun because they bounce around so much, especially if you add a couple for them.
No fancy, expensive apps or electronics needed.
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Do you have any o-balls? Those are much better for throwing around small spaces than ordinary balls of any size - they don't go very fast since they are full of holes and are so lightweight they would have trouble breaking anything. Of course, my children prefer to throw normal balls for those very reasons...
Raising a Happy Child says
We also had o-balls that Marianne mentions - they were a big hit. I am still thinking that they might be used for some sort of abstract sculpture one day.
Raising a Happy Child - try to use the small o-balls for bubble play. And for super large bubbles the big o-balls!