Balance and Coordination Activities to Help Kids Attend and Focus on Academic Tasks

By: Integrated Learning Strategies

Developing balance and coordination is essential for growth and development, but when a child has developmental delays, they may experience gaps in learning.

How Balance and Coordination is Connected to Learning Balance and coordination are essential for controlled positions, such as sitting in a chair, and when not properly developed, children have difficulty focusing on academic tasks. This can lead to fidgeting, poor posture, and lack of fact retention.

Signs of Poor Balance and Coordination If your child struggles with balance and coordination that could affect their academic potential, you may notice some of the following signs: – Has difficulty performing physical tasks – No muscle tone or body tends to be limp – Has trouble with sports and playground activities – Experiences difficulty when writing letters and numbers

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