Most children develop a strong sense of balance simply through engaging in everyday play activities that allow for exploration and movement.  There are many fun and exciting things you can do to teach your kids how to balance .

Here are some of our favourites:

All things PLAYGROUND related!

SWINGS are great for encouraging all sorts of movement (front to back, side to side, or in a circular motion). Let kids go at their own speed (fast and high, or slow and low).  It’s all great for developing their ability to balance, otherwise known as developing their vestibular sense.

SLIDES and TUNNELS are also beneficial for providing lessons in movement and balance.

HANGING UPSIDE DOWN – from whatever is safe and readily available!

Child hanging upside down

ROCKING! Fast, slow or to the rhythm of your favourite song!

SPINNING! Office-style swivel chairs are perfect.  Or roll across floors, or down hills, do somersaults and cartwheels.

JUMPING! On a trampoline, off curbs or other surfaces, do jumping jacks, jump rope, hopscotch.  Or try bouncing on a large inflatable exercise ball.

RUNNING! Set up an obstacle course with options to go over or under, climb up or down, run backwards from one point to another. Try a game of hide and seek or tag, but just get moving.

BALANCE! Walk on the curb or a balance beam, walk across the bed without falling, stand on a half-inflated beach ball, walk while balancing an item on your head.

Children doing a handstand on a trampoline

Join a Clamber Club Babies or Toddler class near you, sign up for our extra-mural Sports programme at your pre-school, or book a Clamber Club Party for your kids, have heaps of fun as you learn how we incorporate all these activities in our lesson plans and support the development of balance in your child.

Go to our YouTube channel and have some fun with our Clamber Club Action Songs.

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