When we were on vacation in Put-In-Bay last month we realized that none of our children had been to an 18 hole miniature golf course. I couldn’t believe it but then thought about all the places where my hubby and I played in our childhood which are now closed down. We used to be able to drive to a handful within a 30 minute radius and now there’s maybe 2 or 3 at most!
I truly am an educator at heart but have not really shown that here on our blog. I am going to try and change that in order to give parents more confidence in homeschooling their children. I started my blog in order to help others locally and now globally find what resources they need in order to homeschool no matter what age from baby to college.
Lil’ Red will be turning 2 in August and he loved chasing after the ball during our 18 holes of miniature golf. He watched the ball go zigging and zagging which helped increase his tracking skills. He tried a few times to hit with his own club but most often needed help swinging in order to hit the ball thus working on some hand-eye coordination. Sometimes he got a little too interested in someone else’s ball so we sent his ball zooming down the green so he would chase after it (gross motor).
Big Red was pretty good at using the golf club to swing and hit the ball. He is 5 years old and had a lot of fun trying to get his ball into the hole. He got frustrated a few times when the ball went sailing some place he didn’t mean to but overall had a great time.
Miniature golf is a great way to increase hand-eye coordination even for older children like Princess and Eldest. They don’t use those particular muscles very often in everyday life since they use lots of up close computer work.
We forgot to explain that on the last hole the ball goes away. This was confusing and concerned Lil’ Red deeply. He laid down on the green to see where the ball went. Then he got up and marched off in a huff when we told him it was gone.