Balance and Coordination
Balance is when your body is able to share an even distribution of weight and energy all throughout the body to be able to properly work on both static (i.e. sitting upright) and dynamic (i.e. walking, running) activities. Coordination is the effective, simultaneous functioning of the brain and the body.
Does your child trip most of the time? Do you think he/she bumps into things more often? And does he/she hold the pencil in an awkward manner?
If you said “YES” to these questions, there is a huge possibility that he/she has developmental issues with balance and coordination.
Delays on balance and coordination can occur early on in life and result to a child not being able to catch a ball, hold an object (i.e. pencil, scissor) properly and firmly, and walk rightly as well.
Chances are, he or she will be exhausted out from exerting too much energy in carrying out daily tasks (i.e. writing). Others could be covered in bruises from tripping and bumping into things.