TGIT, Thank Goodness it is T-Ball Day
Kevin Christofora has a passion for making baseball less intimidating for younger children. And even playing T-ball over baseball can cause some trepidation to new players. TGIT: Thank Goodness It’s T-Ball Day! is a great way for parents to introduce their kids to the basics of the game and getting ready for practice.
Nick and his friends play T-Ball on Tuesdays and Thursdays after homework is done (thus the TGIT). Through simple language, the kids are introduced to warmups and practicing to throw the ball. Their coach shows them how to pitch like Cy Young, using a stance like the letter “T” to start and keeping their arms straight while they windmill their arms to throw the ball at the target.
By using easy-to-understand language, examples, and images, TGIT is a great teaching tool for parents, coaches, and caregivers to introduce the basics of T-ball and baseball to kids. With the emphasis on teamwork, sharing, and practice, kids can learn more than just how to play T-ball, and parents can use the exercises and lessons at home before even going to the first practice. The book ends with some quizzes and games for the kids to show they were paying attention to the book. Recommended for anyone interested in sharing their love of baseball with younger kids.