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Stretch-n-Grow of Winston-Salem (and the Triad), North Carolina

Jennifer Hansel - Owner/Director
(336) 287-1193  |  sngws@aol.com

Welcome to Stretch-n-Grow of the Triad!   This year marks our 16th year serving children, families, and child care centers! 

We are passionate about helping children learn about fitness and building the foundation for a lifetime of healthy habits!

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04/30/2021


Does your child struggle to have good balance? Do they drop things frequently? If so, your child needs to improve their coordination levels. Coordination is something we need to do our daily tasks and play sports, dance, run, etc. If you are interested in learning some tips on how to help your child improve their coordination, read this article that Stretch-n-Grow has for you today.

Is It Possible?

Some people believe that coordination is something pre-determined. However, this is not true at all. Coordination is a learnable skill and can be very beneficial when developed at a young age. Improving coordination is believed to also help as brain training, helping the brain learn how to process information better and faster.

Hand-Eye Coordination

To help your child improve their hand-eye coordination, have them do exercises as simple as catching a ball. Start by asking them to catch the ball with both hands. After they become comfortable, have them catch the ball with their dominant hand and then switch to catching the ball with their non-dominant hand. To make things more challenging, throw the ball at different heights and speeds.

Balance Exercises

Balance is a vital part of coordination training. We need good balance to do simple things like walking, running, squatting, etc. To help your child improve their balance, have them stand on one foot and lift their leg until they form a 90-degree angle. Have them do the same with the other leg and hold the pose as long as possible. To make the exercise more challenging, ask them to do some squats while they switch legs.

For more advice on how to help your child improve their coordination levels, reach out to a professional at Stretch-n-Grow. For more information and to learn about exceptional children's exercise classes and children's fitness programs in Winston-Salem, call (336) 287-1193 today!