Balance and Learning Connections
There’s a story I’ve been told (I’m sorry I can’t cite the source or origin) where the wise person of the community decided if a child was ready to go to school and learn. The wise person asked the child to stand on one leg. If the child could balance well for the appropriate length of time, the wise person would agree, the child was ready for learning and should attend school. If not, the child needed more time to develop the stability and body maturity to support the learning required for school entry. They needed more physical play opportunities to mature their balance system.
An ability to balance, control the body and sustain stability is crucial for learning.
Read more, or listen to a reading of, this week’s blog about the crucial link between balance and learning.