By: Integrated Learning Strategies
Elbow to Knee In this exercise, you want your child to have their right elbow touch their left knee and then their right knee. Make sure your child crosses their imaginary midline of the body. We want the movement to be precise and slow so children don't complete the exercises too fast or sloppy.
Wrong Way or What to Watch for If your child is struggling to cross one side of their body over the other then they may need help. Children with poor muscle tone, coordination and balance may struggle to cross the midline. You may need to physically help them put their left elbow to their right knee.
Shoulder to Shoulder Children are being taught how to cross their right arm to the left shoulder and back again. Remember to help your child touch their right hand to their left shoulder, and vice versa. This activity should be completed slowly and accurately so that each person's body moves at the same speed.