Working in pediatrics can be a lot of fun. What makes it fun is the fact that you get to “play” while working on important motor skills. Today I’m going to share some of my favorite pediatric core strengthening exercises that are so much fun that your kiddo may not even realize how hard they are working on strengthening their core!
Creative Pediatric Core Strengthening Ideas
In the following pediatric core strengthening exercises a peanut ball (affiliate link), beanie babies, balls, and bean bags are used. You may be able to look around your home and find different items that you could substitute in lieu of these. The following ideas are just some of the exercise ideas from Pink Oatmeal. Be sure to see so many more gross motor activities for kids!
One of my favorite ways to work on core strengthening is with beanie baby elevator rides. Simply sit on a peanut ball or unstable surface and give your beanie baby a ride into the bucket. This requires core strength to lift the foot off the ground while maintaining stability on the peanut ball. Make it easier by pushing the peanut ball up against the wall for added stability.
More Favorite Core Strengthening Activities
Free Play – Allowing for lots o f active free play, especially outdoors where kids can work on activities like climbing, jumping, running and navigating outdoor terrain and hills. These are awesome ways for kids to develop core strength