More and more kids are having difficulty with maintaining functional posture at home and in the classroom, and that decreased core strength commonly contributes to other issues like W-Sitting and delayed motor skill development.
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.)