A child with a strong physical core is a happy child.

Why?

Poor core strength (the muscles in the trunk of the body) leads to poor posture, affecting both fine and gross motor skills. This affects balance and can also result in limited endurance, fatigue, and frustration.

The fix is easy: Outdoor play!

Children should be given every opportunity to run, jump, climb and crawl in an unstructured environment. Fun activities that build core strength include bouncing on a trampoline, swinging, The Wheelbarrow (a personal favourite), Twister, skating, and bike riding.

Remember: Don’t call it exercise. And offer support and encouragement while your child builds a solid, healthy physical foundation.

A word from Waldorf

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Angelique is a copywriter with a keen interest in the human condition. She loves to unpack behaviours and ideas and discover unique talents and inspirations. Read more of her work here.
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