Pediatric Core Exercises

Pediatric Core Exercise Program (from ADVANCE) - help build better posture, endurance, stability, coordination, motor planning & more - the Core influences it all!

An easy heavy work idea, perfect for toddlers or kids of any age! A great proprioceptive workout! | www.GoldenReflectionsBlog.com

Sensory Processing Play: Laundry Basket Push Game

On Top of the World: This simple challenge is a great way to teach balance and improve posture and to work core muscles, says Steve. Have your child sit up straight and focus on keeping her tummy muscles tight. See if she can lift each foot a few inches off the ground for ten seconds. Now go for the record: how long can she hold both feet up? (Spot her from behind if needed.)

3 Fun Bouncy Ball Exercises

On Top of the World: This simple challenge is a great way to teach balance and improve posture and to work core muscles.

Hand-Walking the Plank: This more advanced move will enhance your child's balance as well as strengthen her upper body and core. Starting facedown with her chest on the ball, she slowly rolls forward until her palms are flat on the floor, then continues to walk her hands forward until her feet are on top of the ball and her body is in a push-up position (to spot her, hold her hips as she moves). From there, she slowly rolls back to her starting position. Work up to 3 sets of 5 to 10…

3 Fun Bouncy Ball Exercises

3 Fun Bouncy Ball Exercises: Hand-Walking the Plank (via FamilyFun magazine)

"One of the most important functional movements is the squat," says NYC-based kids' fitness expert Steve Ettinger "and by incorporating an exercise ball into the action, kids will be able to work through the proper range of motion with a supported back." Have your child place the ball between her lower back and a wall, then slowly squat until her knees are at 90 degrees. Keeping her core muscles tight, she should then push back to an upright position. Work up to three sets of ten…

3 Fun Bouncy Ball Exercises

"One of the most important functional movements is the squat," says NYC-based kids' fitness expert Steve Ettinger "and by incorporating an exercise ball into the action, kids will be able to work through the proper range of motion with a supported back.

General exercises handout

TheraBand Academy - website using Thera-Bands that you can search and create individualized exercise programs. Includes body part, level, muscle, etc.

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Ideas for Squatting

In my previous post I talked about squatting. Well here are some ideas for working on squatting with your kiddos. Playing in Squatting: For kids that won't go into that full or deep squat to.

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