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While posture seems like something we cannot teach, it is highly influenced by the habits we develop in early childhood. With children (even toddlers) spending so much time hunched over hand held devices, it is only natural that their shoulders are rolling forward. In order to sit or stand up tall, children need trunk strength which is often lacking in children who do not get enough free play time (and Tummy Time!) in their first 3 years.
“Perfect” posture while sitting involves knees, hips, and ankles all positioned at 90 degrees… sounds like your child, right?! Chances are, this isn’t the case but there are so many things you can do you assist your mini me with standing tall and proud as they grow into adulthood!
Here’s a few ideas to help you get started:
Want to learn more on this topic? Visit our favorite blog- The Inspired Treehouse, to learn more from OT's on developing posture skills.