Thursday, April 16, 2009

Balancing Bottle!

I am always looking for new ways to work with my son on his gross motor strength. Balancing on one foot is great for working his core muscles. But he is not strong enough to do it on his own and is easily frustrated.

Here is my inspired idea this week. We filled an empty bottle with water (and a little food coloring for excitement).

Then he stood with one foot on the bottle. It provided just enough balance to keep him from giving up, but was still wobbly enough to require he really work those muscles!

What do you do to encourage your little kids in their gross motor development?

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