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ERIC Number: EJ1030902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Teaching Balance Training to Improve Stability and Cognition for Children
Shim, Andrew L.; Norman, Shannon P.; Kim, Young Ae
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v84 n8 p15-17 2013
There are many benefits to having young children train or practice on balance boards. The physical education setting allows educators to provide opportunities for youth to develop essential fitness skills that can be transferred into other life experiences. Balance-board activities and exercises can help in training the central and peripheral nervous system; foster the development of body management; and build strength, coordination, and balance to allow children to experience success in other areas of physical movement. This article describes how to use balance boards to improve children's balance, coordination, leg strength, upper-body strength, and core development. Basic teaching tips, including safety considerations, for using balance boards and examples of exercises and activities that physical educators can use when introducing balance boards in the physical education environment are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A