In each section, we have given examples of the skills we would expect to see emerging in babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. This will enable them to progress through from the building blocks of each core skill (basic skills) through to achieving the simple and advanced levels.
Good balance underpins so many skills - from sitting unsupported, through to running and stopping successfully to avoid obstacles. Balance is developed through lots of outdoor movement play that moves the whole body in all different directions (rocking, rolling, bouncing, spinning, sliding etc.) Keep reading to find out how the skills that underpin good balance emerge, and the games you could play to encourage skill development.
Developing the necessary postural stability and visual motor skills that underpin balancing
Developing steadiness when moving the body in all different directions and over different surfaces
Balancing with good control in a range of environments and body positions
Balancing in an on 'all fours' position
Get to the feet from lying or sitting without any help.
See what activities can help to support this core skill.