Coordination has a critical role in a child’s skill level in a number of activities as they grow and develop – ranging from performance in sports to academic performance and even attitudes about school and education.
You’ll find there are many ways to help your child refine his or her coordination skills in day to day activities, but there are also some ways to work on coordination that come in the form of fun activities!
Watch physical therapist Kendra VanWasshenova and her assistants Michael and Elena demonstrate some kid-friendly coordination exercises you can try at home!
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Take the next step:
- Check out our intro to yoga for kids video from the 2013 Camp Little Victors season, or this yoga for kids video from Week 4 of our 2014 camp season.
- Get your kids moving with this simple aerobics workout.
- Try these play-based activities that help develop motor skills.
- Tips on how to introduce your child to running, even if you’re not already a runner yourself!
Kendra VanWasshenova, DPT, is a physical therapist at U-M C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital’s Milestones program. Milestones offers physical and occupational therapy by pediatric PT and OT specialists trained specifically to care for a children and young adults who have acute medical problems, rehabilitation needs and congenital or acquired conditions.
University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is consistently ranked one of the best hospitals in the country. It was nationally ranked in all ten pediatric specialties in U.S. News Media Group’s “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” and among the 10 best children’s hospitals in the nation by Parents Magazine. In December 2011, the hospital opened our new 12-story, state-of-the-art facility offering cutting-edge specialty services for newborns, children and women.