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
- crawling games
- balance beam
- yoga animal walks
- egg and spoon race
More ideas to aid balance:
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