“My daughter has low tone. What can I do to get her core muscles working? When she is trying to pull open a heavy door, she can’t get any stability and she just gives up and asks us to do it for her”
Are you wanting to work on core stability with a young child? Strengthening is possible, but the way you go about it is quite different from adults. Instead of counting repetitions, I find it is best to strengthen within the context of play.
I am imagining that we are stranded on a tropical island! We have just caught the biggest fish in the sea and we are pulling it to shore! I have a long rope with just the right amount of weight tied to the other end. That doesn’t have you? OK, I am in the water and you are pulling me back to shore! The story is yours to create: castles, sleeping dragons, stubborn donkeys. Allow yourself to have fun with the stories. Once children come up with a story and get hooked into the imaginative play, they don’t realize they are working themselves into a sweat! Continue reading “Core Stability: Pulling”