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Does Your Child Have Good Balancing Skills?

Can they balance on one foot, on both the left and right foot?

Books To Read Together

Run, Jump, Hide, Slide, Splash
Rhatigan, Joe
Provides directions, equipment lists, and variations for 150 outdoor games, some familiar and some new.
Balancing Act
Walsh, Ellen Stoll
Two mice have fun playing on a teeter-totter, but as more and larger friends join them, it becomes increasingly difficult to stay balanced.
Keeping Fit
Goulding, Sylvia
Discusses ways to keep in shape and stay fit.
Angelina and Alice
Holabird, Katharine
Angelina and her best friend Alice discover the importance of teamwork when their acrobatics are the hit of the gymnastics show at the village fair.

Watch and listen on DVDs and CDs

Pizza Party
Children's yoga instructor Lisa Detamore leads three quick routines that viewers can do with their children. The complete 20-minute routine gives kids exercise and play they crave.
The Monkeydoos
Three playful, colorful, 3-D animated monkeys named Flip, Tumble and Twist invite viewers to mimic their actions. Combining original music and simple movement, Monkeydoos taps into a child's energy and mind; awakens a child's imagination; stimulates a child's desire to move and play; develops positive attitudes towards learning. Will help in a child's cognitive, physical and social development.
Yoga for Families
Have fun with your kids while getting a really good workout.
Get Fit America for Kids!
Exercise for young children, covering non-violent martial arts, yoga, cardio, and more, and incorporates all this in a non-competitive, positive environment.
Scooter & Me
Balance: Don't have a tail? Neither does this plucky little possum, but she's determined to learn to balance, no matter what. Follow along through the swamp and discover your own balance! Climb trees, dodge alligators and even hang upside down without a tail.
Things That Go!
"Things that go! is the second program in the award winning Monkey Doo Series. Designed for kids ages 2 and up, this program will get kids moving. Flip, Tumble, Twist, and host Maureen will help viewers explore the movements and sounds of airplanes, scooters, jets, bicycles, boats, and more.

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Tips to Try 

Run a line of masking tape on carpet, a rug, or on the grass in the yard. Have your child practice balancing on one foot and walking heel-to-toe on the line of tape. Pretend to be a circus performer balancing on the high wire.