It is that time of year when kids LOVE to be outside (no matter how hot it is!) and parks, especially swings are a favorite activity!
When swinging, practice pumping legs to swing yourself. Kick as you come forward (“kick the sky” or give feet high fives) and bend knees as you swing back (“turtle legs”).
See how many times you can kick the sky and have turtle legs in a row!
We love to make activities motivating and keep them challenging. This child is completing a visual scanning activity while walking on a treadmill. Sequencing motor skills with visual activities has a lot of benefits for the brain and body.
Rody is practicing walking up the stairs alternating his feet in our new Natick tree house!
Working out with physioball wall squats! Getting those leg muscles strong with good form and alignment.
We are using a weighted medicine ball trampoline toss in our new Natick gym space!
Improving core strength, trunk rotation, crossing midline and postural control all in one exercise!
This week we are focusing on crab walking which requires activation of the shoulders, abdominal muscles, and legs to perform. This exercise requires coordination of the upper and lower body as well as endurance. Try racing each other for added fun! First crab to the finish line WINS!
Did you know that 2 year olds can bear crawl?
Try walking on hands and feet down a hallway. For an added challenge, bear walk over pillows and couch cushions!
Bear walking requires engagement of multiple muscle groups including the abdominal muscles. This exercise improves endurance and coordination as well.