“When children are engaged in games and activities that promote better balance and coordination, their bodies learn to focus faster and more efficiently.”

What is balance and coordination?

Balance is the ability to maintain a controlled body position during task performance, whether it is sitting at a table, walking the balance beam or stepping up onto a kerb. To function effectively across environments and tasks, we need the ability to maintain controlled positions during both static (still) and   dynamic (moving) activities.

 Static Balance is the ability to hold a stationary position with control (e.g. “Freeze” or “statue” games). Dynamic balance is the ability to remain balanced while engaged in movement (e.g. running or bike riding).

This article provides helpful information for children who need balance and coordination activities for better attention and has some great activities to incorporate into play while improving their skills of coordination and balance.