Gravity Challenge

The gravity challenge activity will help your child develop her sense of balance.

Time

  • 15 to 20 minutes

Materials

  • None

Directions

Balance is steadily emerging and can improve with practice. With this simple exercise, you are the catalyst through your simultaneous involvement. Work together as you close your eyes and stand on one foot and then on the other, alternating feet. See if you can invent ways to make it easier, such as holding the arms out to the sides.

Extensions

  • Slow music can relieve some of the tension that gets in the way of balancing successfully.
  • Balance with the legs crossed and the eyes closed.
  • Balance on tiptoes with and without the eyes closed.
  • Balance on the right leg with the left leg extended slightly sideways.