Does your child have difficulty with activities that require coordination and balance? Do they often bump into things or are "clumsy" in general? It may be because of today's reflex: The Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex! This reflex helps a child build their core muscles and is part of the reason why tummy time is so important! Without enough tummy time, some children will retain this reflex instead of integrating it and will have trouble with coordination and spatial awareness especially! They may also have a hard time with sequencing activities, like telling a story in order, or memorizing things like the days of the week, the alphabet in the right order, and organizing things into the right categories. Retaining this reflex also causes poor core stability and so these kids may have trouble with posture and balance.
So, what if your child still has this reflex? Did you know you can FIX this? It's easy and fun with our primitive reflex exercises! If you're interested in learning more, check out our parent workshops! We'd love to help !