“Jimmy found it incredibly difficult to sit comfortably at the table; he was a right fidget-bottom, moving about trying to get into a comfortable position. He also found it difficult to grasp the thin pencil in the correct manner and write on a small piece of paper. He was struggling. Jimmy sat at the table for 25 minutes and had written three plausible ‘j’s. His peers had all left, but Jimmy knew he had to cover the whole page, so he sat there watching his peers go about their learning choices….” (Neil Farmer, Getting it right for boys)
Children must become physically balanced by crossing the “centre line” which runs down the middle of their bodies. They will be unable to read and write until they have achieved this. Here’s how you can help them cross the centre line.