The Guidecraft Wood Balance Beam is the perfect indoor activity for large motor skills because it requires concentration and slow movements. Did you know that learning to balance is one of the activities proven to help children with ADHD focus better? You may often see children with ADHD rocking back and forth in their chair, and what they are trying to do is find a balance in their brain. Learning to walk on a balance beam provides that activity!
This beautiful six foot beam is made of birch and comes with two pegged feet. The beam is 2.8" wide, but for those children who really want a challenge, the beam will flip to its narrow side of 1.5" and fit right onto the pegged feet. My group is ages 2-5 years and although they are not yet ready for the narrower side, all of them have enjoyed many hours of play on the balance beam.
My oldest girl is age 5 years and she challenged herself to leaning forward while balancing on one foot. Again and again, the children want to play on the wood balance beam. When they are finished, they just push the beam against the wall until the next time they play. Easy to store and lots of benefits for large motor skills, plus they are fine-tuning their social skills because they each have to wait their turn. I'm absolutely thrilled with this product and the children have approved it as well! You can purchase this beautiful wood balance beam at http://guidecraft.com. Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Plus, one lucky Planet Weidknecht reader will win a Guidecraft Wood Balance Beam below!
Disclosure: I received this product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
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