We are excited for this “new to us” toy that helps with a game we already play!  The Ping Pong Buddy (renamed from the boring title on Amazon) helps develop your child’s hand-eye coordination, upper extremity and trunk strength and motor planning.  Place the device in an area with open space, give a paddle to your child, and start bopping!  Your child can play solo or you can play together. In the clinic, we typically hang a balloon from a string on a swing hook for the same effect.   It was always difficult to replicate at home, since most people don’t have enough space to hang a balloon to be walloped by a paddle that won’t also cause damage.  This device stands on its own and can be moved anywhere.  It can also be used outside! The link is below as this is the only site we’ve found it available so far.  Enjoy!

Amazon.com : Table Tennis Trainer Ping Pong Balls Paddles Set Training Elastic Soft Shaft Equipment Trainer Practice Ball Bulk Child Kid Indoor Outdoor Play with 2 Table Tennis Paddle & 5 Ping-Pong Balls : Sports & Outdoors