Need ideas to help your child get strong? Here are five creative core strength activities using the Core Strength Handbook!
Does Your Child Have Weak Core Strength?
Does your child slump and slouch all the time?
Do they have difficulty with balance?
Is their “helping hand” holding their body up, rather than hold their paper steady?
Do they always lean on a chair, the couch, or other furniture when sitting on the floor?
Are they struggling to participate in exercise due to poor endurance?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, your child may have weak core strength.
I’ve been on a CORE STRENGTHENING kick lately. Poor Core Strength is often an underlying cause of many other deficits a child may be demonstrating. Plus, it counts as “heavy work”, because it provides proprioceptive input – so it’s great for my sensory kiddos too!
I’m still having a great time using “The Core Strengthening Handbook” written by my pals over at Inspired Treehouse. It has cute little exercise cards, as well as one-page explanations with QR codes that link to a video of HOW to do the exercise correctly!
HOW AWESOME IS THAT?!
Confession – I’m totally obsessed with my new laminator lately and can’t believe I didn’t give in and buy one earlier. Truthfully, I didn’t know how cheap they were. (AND HOW FUN!) If you are in the market for a cheap and durable laminator, I highly recommend this one:
So after I printed out my Core Strengthening Handbook and Exercise Cards, I laminated them up!
Here are a few Creative Core Strength activities I came up with using their exercise program: