Fun Exercises to do at home! Bring the zoo into the home 😀 Give these animal walks a try with your little one. It helps with developing gross motor skills, core strength and it’s loads of fun! As OTs we use these animal walks in session to help the child develop core strength and gross motor skills in a fun way to keep them engaged. However, it is just as important that the child practices at home too! If a child has poor core strength, it means that they will have difficult
Tummy time is not just for babies! Development of strength, endurance and so much more happens on the floor!
Some children may become uncomfortable or tired when laying on their bellies during play. These are the children that may appear to be a bit ‘floppy’, have poor core strength, or poor endurance during play.
This is typically because these children spent little time on their tummy as babies and, are often the children who skipped crawling and went straight to wal
Does your child seem clumsy, uncoordinated or or move awkwardly? But why? Bilateral coordination is the ability to coordinate both sides of our body in a controlled manner at the same time. It is a foundational ability that is required for many different activities and tasks in our daily life. Having good bilateral coordination means that our brains are communicating and sharing information effectively to allow our hands or feet work together or separately, at the same time.
What is core strength? Having core strength means having strong tummy, back and pelvis muscles. We need these muscles to be strong in order to participate in everyday activities. Core strength is essential for children to be able to maintain standing up or sitting down positions without support. They are like the roots to a tree – without them, the tree would not be able to stand tall and strong! If a child has poor core strength, it means that they will have difficulty doing