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Stork Stance

Skills:

Physical: balancing on one foot, lower and upper limb coordination

Cognitive: sustained attention, selective attention

Social: taking turns (if doing activity with more than one person)

Number of participants:

1 or more

Equipment:

none

Description:

  1. child stands on one foot with the non-support foot placed against the knee of the supporting leg
  2. child maintains balance without wobbling
  3. child assumes stork stance on other leg

Modifications to make the activity easier:

Change the environment:

  • have the child hold their arms out to the side to decrease¬†physical demand
  • have the child hold onto a parent or adult during the activity to decrease physical demand

Modifications to make the activity harder:

Change the task:

  • have the child put their hands on their head to increase physical demand
  • have the child close their eyes to increase physical demand

Goal examples:

  • with their hands on their hips, the child will hold the stork stance on each leg without wobbling for 10 seconds
  • I can balance like a stork

Note: activity is demonstrated from 0:00-0:21, after which the video cuts off due to upload issue on host site