Why Children Are Falling Out of Their Chairs: A Lesson in Proprioception & Vestibular Senses

When I read that children are falling out of their seats in school, I thought there must be a mistake. But, no, it was true. One first grade teacher reported that it happened 44 times in one week! She likened it to 23 penguins trying to stay upright on chairs. Since then, many other teachers have reported similar stories to me.

Honestly, I should have realized it would come to this. The reason? Children are getting so few opportunities to move these days that their proprioceptive and vestibular senses aren’t developing as they should… Read full article

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