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Core Muscle Toys Strengthen Posture and Motor Skills for Classroom Learning
This article provides you with information regarding core muscle toys. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Integrated Learning Strategies (ILS) is a learning and academic center. As a reminder, ILS is not a health care provider and none of our materials or services provide a diagnosis or treatment of a specific condition or learning challenge you may see in your child or student. If you seek a diagnosis or treatment for your child or student, please contact a trained professional who can provide an evaluation of the child.
Providing kids with toys to build and strengthen core muscle can help the child’s learning in the classroom. Kids who lay on their desk, have poor posture and struggle to copy notes from the chalkboard sometimes have trouble with core muscle strength. Some children even struggle with retained Primitive Reflexes that can affect their posture and head position as they listen to their teacher in school.
In addition, many children who have trouble sitting still in their chair, often fidget or can’t focus and attend in school can have poor muscle tone, and balance and coordination issues.
If your child or students struggle with core muscle and motor skills, you may notice they have difficulty doing simple tasks like climbing a rope, swinging on the monkey bars, swimming, leaping, jumping and doing activities on their back or tummy. If you have a child or student who is prone to walking on their toes after age five, this can also be a sign of issues with their vestibular system and core muscle.
For better core muscle, try developing the child’s motor skills with fun toys and activities.
Building your Child’s Core Muscle
Here are some of our favorite toys for building a child’s core muscle to improve posture, control of the torso, motor skills, and balance and coordination.
If you find all the core muscle toys above helpful for your child or students, you may consider joining our Integrated Movement Center membership.
This resource provides members with monthly or annual access to activities that strengthen and support all motor skills. Many of the activities in the membership include the toys above.
Join other Integrated Movement Center members here.
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