I have never actually taken my kids bowling. But they do love to play with their toy set at home. I am surprised at how well they both set up the pins. They seem to understand that one pin goes on each circle (1-to-1 correspondence.) Sometimes they have trouble getting them to stay up, but I am normally close by to help.
My son is figuring out how to roll the ball and aim.
My daughter is figuring out how to knock the pins down using a different tactic.
I think that is a strike!
It is fun watching them play and learn. I am really liking the age gap between the toy kids now that they are a little older. I am also enjoying not having a baby and not being pregnant!