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Abdominal exercises for kids can help to strengthen your child’s core muscles, which are are vital to classroom performance.
Without a stable core, your child may struggle to sit still at a desk and to carry out fine motor tasks. This in turn may affect concentration and the quality of written work.
The core muscles are the many different muscles in the abdomen and back that work together to support your spine and hold you upright. The muscles around the shoulder girdle and the hips also form part of the core.
Imagine trying to paint a wall while dangling from a rope or working on a wobbly stepladder. The paint will go everywhere and it will be really hard to get the paint to land on the right spot.
You need a stable base in order to paint easily and effectively.
Does your child do any of the following?
An assessment by a pediatric physical therapist or occupational therapist can help to identify and treat the underlying cause of the poor core stability, which may be low muscle tone, developmental delay, sensory processing disorder or a genetic disorder among other things.
If you need some ideas for easy abdominal exercises for kids to do at home, school, and play, then check out my free core exercises for kids.
There are some helpful tips and photographed exercises on that page that can help parents to give their child's core strength a boost.
If you are looking for a whole range of exercises, then check out my Core Exercises E-book.
For the price of a couple of cheap coffees you can download an e-book containing more than 20 pages of photographed core exercises for kids.
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