Exercise of the week: The wheelbarrow
This is one of our new favorites and for some reason it is also very effective as a tool to get my children into the bathroom to take their baths.
Begin by having your child place both hands on the floor. Instruct your child to lift one leg while keeping their arms straight. (Yoga: downward dog split position). Hold that one foot and instruct your child to lift the other foot. Now you are holding both feet. Have the child begin to walk on their hands. Caution: go slow so you do not throw your child forward off balance.
To come out of the wheelbarrow instruct your child to lift their hips and belly (serious belly strengthening). As the child lifts, you lower their feet onto the floor and under them, they end on hands and feet.
Excellent for strengthening your child’s arms and abdominal muscles and more importantly, it’s fun!