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Leg Swing


Physical: balancing on one-foot, lower limb coordination

Cognitive: sustained attention, selective attention

Number of participants:





  1. child stands on one foot and swings other leg forwards and backwards, maintaining balance without wobbling
  2. alternate legs

Modifications to make the activity easier:

Change the environment: have the child put their palm(s) on a wall for balance when assuming position to decrease physical demand

Change the task: have the child start with a small leg swing to decrease physical demand

Modifications to make the activity harder:

Change the task:

  • have the child put their hands on their hips to increase physical demand 
  • increase the height or speed of the leg swing to increase physical demand

Goal examples:

  • with their hands on their hips, the child will balance on one foot while swinging their other leg forwards and backwards for 10 seconds
  • I can balance on one foot