Some additional tips for improving your child’s upper limb strength and stability
A biggie to know is that the strength and control your little one has with their posture can greatly affect how strong and stable their upper limbs are.
Basically, a strong, stable core provides the support your child needs to move their arms with control and strength. Without it, little miss or mister won’t be able to develop the ideal level of fine motor (small hand and arm movements) or gross motor (big body movements) control. So, whenever possible encourage junior to stand and sit with a straight spine and their shoulders back!
Plus, if you head over to the ‘Posture’ page in the Handwriting section you’ll find a whole load of information, activities and strategies that will help develop your pint-sized human’s posture.