50+ Core Strengthening Activities for Kids
Maybe you’re having trouble thinking up new and exciting core strengthening ideas for the kids in your therapy practice, or your child’s therapist has recommended working on core strength at home. Or maybe you notice the kids in your classroom slumping in their seats, fidgeting, or having difficulty paying attention.
The core is the center of control for everything else the body does. When kids have strong core muscles, it paves the way for the progression of other developmental skills.
The core strengthening exercises and activities in this book were created by pediatric occupational and physical therapists and offer playful and creative ways to help your child establish a strong core foundation.
Quick and Easy Core Strengthening Activities for Kids
These activities require little or no setup and can be completed in just a few minutes. Perfect to use as group warm-up activities in the classroom or as a quick intro to your next therapy session.
Core Strengthening Exercises With Equipment
Whether you’re in the therapy room, the classroom, or at home, working with some simple equipment can help enhance core strength in kids. Grab a therapy ball, wedge, scooter, or bolster and get started!
Core Strengthening Play Ideas
From babies on up, there are lots of ways to make core strengthening fun and interesting through play!