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Balancing toys and games are not only fun but educational for young children.
The Science of Balance!
Balance is a key element of gross motor skill because it allows the control of all movements. Balance is something that needs to be learned through experimenting with body movements. There are many toys and play products that can motivate and encourage children to improve their balance. These toys and play products can help teach balance while sitting, standing or even moving.
Balance and academic performance links
Learning to balance at a young age allows children to develop physical control of their bodies which spurs confidence to engage in physical activities. Studies have shown links between development of balance and academic performance in children. Those who use balancing toys from an early age display evidence of increased cognitive function.
Children throw themselves into learning to balance because it is fun and engaging. Learning to balance is something they can do on their own or with a friend. Communicating with each other is key and getting encouragement from peers is also inspiring.
Benefits of balancing toys
- improved gross motor skill development
- promotes confidence and self esteem
- encourages group support and encouragement
- stimulates academic performance in young children
Balance toys for children come in a myriad of different styles, shapes and colours and can be used independently or by a group of children working together.
This wide range of balancing toys are a great way to start improving balance, coordination and motor skills from an early age. They are fun inside and outside the classroom or nursery setting.
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