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Balance Activities

Balance activities – we need good balance to enable us to take part in daily living skills, sports, games and playing with others safely without causing injury (using the protective responses).

Balance skills include:

  • core strength
  • gross motor skills
  • visual motor skills
  • proprioceptive input
  • vestibular input

What is static and dynamic balance

Both static and dynamic balance are used in everyday life.

  • static balance – when you can hold your body stationary in a position or posture. It provides the foundations of balancing skills before adding movement.
  • dynamic balance – when your body is in motion. Both are required to enable us to do daily activities.

Here are a few activities to help this area but there are many more!

  • playing outdoors (playground, climbing)
  • throwing games
  • trampoline
  • crawling games
  • balance beam
  • yoga animal walks
  • egg and spoon race
  • hopscotch
  • spacehopper

More ideas to aid balance:

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