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Balance

Good balance and postural control underpins children's development in all fine and gross motor tasks. Children can practice and develop their abilities anywhere, anytime - just find a curb or a low wall to practice on, or practice games like 'Lame dog' and 'Scarecrow' as movement breaks from sit-down activities. Below are some more ideas...


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  • All Care Air Cushion

    $36.00
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    Children can sit, stand and lie on their tummies on the Air Cushion. It can be used to help meet many goals:

    * It can be used to promote concentration and sitting posture during mat time and/or at the desk.

    * Children can lie on their tummies and work on postural control and muscle tone through body extension activities.

    * By doing activities, eg ball skills, in high-kneeling or standing, children can develop balance and postural control.

    Ticks a lot of boxes! The Air Cushion is 33cm diameter, comes in blue, and has a different tactile finish on each surface.

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  • AllCare Balance Board

    $41.50
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    2 in 1 balance board offers you 2 levels of difficulty - just by removing the base of the blue centre piece. Use this balance board to improve proprioceptive awareness, balance and coordination for the whole body.

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  • Balance Teeter Popper


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    Kids get to rock, roll, sit, stand, try to balance, and poppity-pop, all at once! When kids hop on the Balance Teeter Popper, fun rocks like a roller coaster. It's adults who notice that core strength, stability, leg strength, balance, coordination, and gross motor skills build too, as senses come alive. Approx. 65cm long. Maximum weight 50kg.

    • Teeter Popper lets you rock, roll, sit, stand, and make fun bubble-wrap-popping sounds all at once

    • Builds core strength, stability, leg strength, balance, coordination, and gross motor skills, not to mention providing a great movement option for those children who are 'movement seekers'.


    For ages 3 and up.
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  • Balancing Balls Set of 4

    $38.85
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    This set of 6 balance handles and balls is a great addition to any collection of gross motor skill development resources. Children learn to maintain stability and control with their upper body while moving and adjusting their lower body. 
    Specification
    Handle measures 330mm, ball 60mm.

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  • Bilibo


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    Bilibo is a new award-winning toy which stimulates childrens' imaginations as they explore the many ways they can have fun with this simple and ingenious toy. The Bilibo can be used to sit in, on, under, climb on, be a turtle shell, a bucket, or a hat. A bit like watching the delight children get from playing with a cardboard box, with the added benefits to postural control, balance, and motor planning. Available in red, blue, green, orange, pink, yellow.

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  • Core Strength Fun Deck

    $29.95
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    Do you want to improve your child's trunk and upper body strength, hand use, and manipulation skills? Use the Upper Body and Core Strength Fun Deck to teach controlled use and stability of a child's trunk, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, and fingers. These skills build an important foundation to help children complete everyday tasks successfully. The content cards present a developmental progression of movements (unilateral and bilateral) focusing on trunk and shoulder use, coordination activities, and fine motor skills.
    This Fun Deck includes 52 double-sided cards. The card front presents an upper body activity with a large picture illustration, and the other side describes the movement activity with a smaller picture. It also includes four additional content cards providing game ideas, instructions, and a list of activity titles. The 52 cards measure 8cm x 13cm and come in a colourful tin.

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  • Doda Yoga


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    • YOGA FOR KIDS: Doda Yoga is an illustrated guide for children -and parents- to learn, practice, and enjoy yoga. Each set includes illustrated activity cards and is designed as a full yoga session.
    • RELAX AND HAVE FUN: Professional yoga content is facilitated by humour and simplicity resulting in a light and fun environment for children to discover their body and enjoy movement.
    • BENEFITS: Yoga is a wonderful and efficient tool for children to develop focus and concentration skills, develop balance and coordination, and improve muscle tone.
    • COMPACT & CONVENIENT: Perfectly sized, these sets come in compact high-quality tin boxes that conveniently fit into any travel bag or backpack. Take the kids’ activities everywhere you go!
    • WHAT’S INSIDE: The Doda Yoga – Relaxation & Serenity box includes activity cards, detailed instructions, and hours of fun! There are 4 different tins, each with different yoga poses.
    * Relaxation and Serenity
    * Parents & Children
    * In Nature, and 
    * Focus & Concentration.
    • Recommended for ages 6 and up.

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  • Don't Sit! Get Fit! Book

    $31.50
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    This invaluable blackline master resource aims to contribute to the development of healthy, active lifestyles in children. Suitable for teachers and therapists working with primary school students. This book has lots of fun ideas to incorporate into therapy groups as well as school programmes. Features:
    • suitable for all primary levels
    • detailed background information
    • details of phases of physical development
    • outcome links
    • activities to develop all areas of fitness
    • explicit steps for implementing a fitness program
    • formulas for students to monitor their own fitness
    • specific instructions for dance routines and games with visual aids
    • activities to develop awareness of good nutrition
    • suggestions for linking to other learning areas
    • specific instructions for activities to assess student fitness
    • student assessment activities
    • photocopiable teacher and student proformas for recording

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  • Egg and Spoon Set

    $28.75
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    Great for developing postural control and balance skills. These colourful rubber eggs and matching hard plastic spoons for egg & spoon races makes it easier to track who has kept their egg balanced on their spoon! Or just use them individually where children can compete against themselves - eg how far can you go before the egg falls off! 
    Set includes six colours: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. Spoons are 30cm long and eggs are 6cm long.

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  • Foot Pods

    $8.95
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    Soft, spiky feel. Great for balance, tactile processing and coordination. Pods are inflatable so pressure can be adjusted. Available in primary colours 16cm diameter x 8cm high.

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  • Frog Feet

    $29.90
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    Frog feet are great fun for relay races and obstacle courses. Helps build leg strength and muscle tone, along with improving balance.

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  • Gym Balls


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    Strong durable gym balls for core strength and postural stability.

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  • Gymnic Gym Rings


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    Gym Rings are soft and very strong vinyl moulded rings that can be used for indoor and outdoor activities. They float so they're also great for the pool and water. Use them for catching and throwing, and fun things like balancing them on your head, holding them on your foot while hopping on the other foot, and what about using them for lazy 8's around your knees!!

    Colours available red, blue, yellow and green. Sold individually or in a set of 4.
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  • Gymnic Physio Roll/ Peanut


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    The 'peanut roll' or 'physio-roll' is essentially two balls joined together to create a tool which allows for a great variety of uses and a higher stability as against the standard single ball. Ideal to use for balance, muscle tone and coordination activities for children and adults. Therapists can also sit on the ball and support movement patterns and positioning.
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  • Hape Cat Walkers

    $17.50
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    Cat Walkers by Hape are fun stilts for younger children. These stilts have hand strings attached to the shape of cat's paw prints. The stilts themselves are lower and wider than Stampabout Stilts so easier to use. They are solid at the bottom so they can easily be used on sand and grass.
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  • Hart Anti-Burst Peanut Ball


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    The peanut shape ensures that the ball will only move in one plane. The 'peanut roll' or 'physio-roll' is essentially two balls joined together to create a tool which allows for a great variety of uses and a higher stability as against the standard single ball. Ideal to use for balance, muscle tone and coordination activities for children and adults. Therapists can also sit on the ball and support movement patterns and positioning. Latex free.

    Anti Burst rated to 227kg. Latex free.
    Your Height Recommended Ball Size Colour
    155cm to 165cm 50cm ball Blue
    165cm to 180cm 60cm ball Green

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  • Hi Hoppers


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    Bouncing activities are a great way to stimulate proprioceptors, while also developing postural control, muscle tone, and motor planning. Our new ones are really cool!

    40cm Soccer Hi Hopper

    50cm Basketball Hi Hopper

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  • Jumping Bags


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    Jump to the finish line with these colourful, child-sized sacks. Play with two children, in relay teams of mixed ages and abilities, or in imaginative play, eg by pretending to be a kangaroo. Ideal for supporting muscle tone, balance, coordination and general gross motor skills. Made from 100 per cent nylon and double stitched for durability. Available individually or as a set of 6.
    * Small bag- Preschool to Lower Primary - 60cm Long
    * Large bag - Upper Primary to Secondary - 88cm Long 

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  • Loumet Deluxe Balance Board

    $59.00
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    These balance boards are strong and sturdy and come with a textured top.  Balance boards are designed to develop balance, motor coordination skills, weight distribution and core strength. The Deluxe Balance Board is a highly durable, one piece item. It is extremely strong and hard wearing with the capacity to hold over 350kg. 40cm diameter.

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  • Lycra Sensory Swings


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    These Lycra Sensory Swings are made of excellent quality, heavy lycra material with strong, secure attachments. The multi-functional swing provides the sensory input children need to calm and organise. It also encourages movement and exercise. As children climb in, stretch out and move around inside the swing, they develop body awareness, balance, motor planning and spatial skills. The stretchy, heavy-duty fabric provides sensory pressure all over and creates a fun, private space to bounce, swing, spin or just lie motionless while enjoying the movement.
    • These swings can be used when sitting, standing or lying down
    • Ideal for all children, including those with low muscle tone, autism, sensory processing disorder and hyperactivity.
    Both swings hang 150cm long (without someone in it), with a 120cm span. The swings come with a carabiner attachment as well as a swivel attachment. The addition of the swivel attachment allows rotatory movement as well as linear movement. Both attachments are approved to hold 300kg. The single lycra swing option is approved to support up to 80kg and the double lycra option is approved to support up to 150kg. They look the same, just the double option has four heavy weight lycra layers rather than two. The swivel attachment is also pictured. We recommend the double layer option for anyone over 40kg as a general guide. We also recommend approximately 2 metres of suspension height to allow for the swing to drop with the weight of the child and to leave space underneath the swing.
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  • No Fuss Games - Book for 5-11yrs

    $35.50
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    Simple and easy to follow games 
    No-fuss Games to get children active is exactly as the title suggests. This blackline master offers teachers, therapists and parents simple, easy-to-follow and easy-to-organise games which are appealing to children in pairs, small groups and larger groups. There are lots of innovative ideas to incorporate into school and therapy programmes focussed on developing gross motor skills and encouraging activity. They are designed to use minimal equipment and can be initiated with the minimum of fuss and organisation. The games and activities are presented with an interesting twist which will keep children excited and moving. There are rules for each game, suggested adaptations to make them harder and easier, diagrams and pictures, and skills checklists for participants.
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  • Scooter Boards


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    Scooter boards are brilliant for developing all sorts of fundamental movement skills. They are an essential item for therapy and can be used in a multitude of ways. Scooterboard 'work' helps children develop postural stability, strength, motor planning skills, bilateral coordination, and more. And above all, kids love them. At home they provide a great way to build therapy goals into daily activities, eg 'bath time' can mean time to get on the scooter to go through the house to the bathroom! So much more fun!

    We have a small and large size available, there are connectors which enable two scooters to be joined together for train rides, etc, and the scooterboard paddles are another great idea to really build on upper body strength and bilateral coordination.

    Small scooter boards are 29cm square

    Large scooter boards are 40cm square.

    Colours - Small scooterboards are available in primary colours. The large ones are in primary colours as well as purple and orange. If you have a particular colour in mind please send us an email after you order - info@skillbuilders.com.au.

    These scooter boards are strong and stable, made with durable moulded plastic and good quality castors.

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  • Scooterboard Fun Deck

    $27.70
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    This new Scooter Board Activities Fun Deck contains 54 fun and creative scooter board activities which address a wide range of therapy goals. Activities include upper body and core strength, motor planning, visual perceptual skills, fine motor skills, and sensory input. The deck contains 54 fully illustrated activity cards divided into three colour-coded categories: Supine (Back) Activities, Prone (Tummy) Activities, and Sitting and Kneeling Activities. Each card front presents an illustration of the scooter board activity. The card back gives the therapeutic benefits, set up materials, directions, and other tips for using the scooter board. All in a sturdy storage tin. Cards are 12.5cm x 7.6cm.


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  • Stampabout Stilts

    $9.95
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    Made from sturdy colourful plastic and complete with nylon straps, these stilts will provide lots of fun. Each cup measures 20cm in height.
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  • The Yoga Garden Game

    $35.50
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    The Yoga Garden Game New Edition has 24 YogaKids Pose Cards you are going to love! This delightful game is designed by Jennifer Durand, a San Francisco yoga teacher who specialises in teaching yoga to children.  
    Since many yoga positions are named after animals and objects found in nature, kids can use their imaginations while learning different poses. The objective of the game is to plant a flower garden before night falls. As players move their bumblebee marker around the board they learn classic yoga poses, as well as have the chance to make up their own. 
    Yoga is a highly therapeutic, fun way for children to develop a whole range of skills - balance, postural control, focus, self-regulation just for starters. 
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  • Therapy Ball Fun Deck

    $27.70
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    Therapy Ball Activities Fun Deck contains 60 fun and creative therapy ball activities which address a wide range of therapeutic goals including upper body and core strength, motor planning, visual perceptual skills, fine motor skills, and sensory input. These cards are divided into four categories: Sitting Activities, Prone (Tummy) Activities, Standing and Other Activities, and Stretching Exercises. Each card front presents an illustration of therapy ball activities. The card back gives the therapeutic benefits, materials, directions, and other tips for using the therapy ball. All in a sturdy storage tin. 

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  • Timber Wobble Board

    $57.50
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    The Wobble Board moves in any plane for the most challenging training. This option is made of wood and has a non-slip soft surface.

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  • Tools for Schools - Yoga Tool Box

    $33.00
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    On SALE while stocks last - Now $33 (regular price is $43.50)

    Each easy-to-use digital pose card features one or more photographs of children in the pose. The back of each card includes Pose Instructions as well as Fun Tips for Curriculum Integration with activity ideas adaptable for any grade level.

    • 50 Pose Cards with Fun Tips for Curriculum Integration
    • 7 Different Categories Featuring; Calm & Quiet, Energize & Empower, Posture & Flexibility, General Poses, Strength & Confidence, Focus & Concentration, Cooperation & Connection
    • Categories/Cards are Color Coded (Blue, Purple, Pink, Yellow, Green, Orange & Red)
    • Linked index for ease of use.

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  • Witches Hats

    $7.00
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    Use witches hats for an array of gross motor skill activities, as station markers, or as part of the activities themselves - to jump over, throw gym rings on, or weave around on the scooterboards, etc, etc. It's all up to your imagination! 38cm tall.

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  • Yoga for the Classroom - DVD

    $31.00
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    Yoga for the Classroom includes three, fifteen minute yoga-based movement and breathing sequences that can be used in the classroom (or at home) anytime, with every child. Research shows that constructive movement enhances well-being and that conscious breathing helps students to release stress and regulate behaviour. Create an optimal learning environment for your students with YogaKids Tools for Schools: Yoga for the Classroom.

    Yoga helps children to express their energy in a positive way, while improving their posture and flexibility. This tool helps children develop the self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-confidence that are the foundation of exceptional learning and a lifetime of health and wellness.

    Ages 7-12

    Total Running Time: 1 hour 8 minutes

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  • Yoga Spinner Game

    $24.50
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    Give the spinner a whirl and perform the pose on the corresponding Yoga Pose Card. If you can hold the pose for 10 seconds, you keep the card, and the first player to collect a card in each colour wins! A fun activity to help children develop so many skills - motor planning, postural control, muscle tone and strength.
    Ages 5+


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  • Yogarilla Fun Deck

    $59.35
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    OTis, the OT Gorilla, is here to teach children traditional and original yoga poses in a fun and engaging way! The 55 yoga poses and 110 activities in this colourfully illustrated 15cm x 22cm card deck help children understand how their bodies and minds work together. Each card depicts a pose. On the back of the card there are directions, as well as adaptations for children not able to manage the standard pose, and also extra activity suggestions.

    Yoga can be used in the classroom, at home, or in therapy sessions to help children improve fine and gross motor skills, sensory processing, attention, communication, and cognition.
    Yogarilla Exercises and Activities Yoga Deck
    • 55 color-coded cards with traditional and original yoga poses.
      • 10 standing, 10 seated, 10 prone, 10 supine, and 10 hands and knees.
      • 3 partner poses (Two children work together in a pose).
      • 2 breathing poses (Improve awareness of breath and breath support).
    • Content cards include: How to Use Yogarilla, Benefits of Yogarilla, Guidelines, Props, Table of Contents, Extension Activities in the Classroom, and How to Enhance Communication.

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