I have been teaching my students all about balance. We started off by learning to balance standing on one foot. My students quickly learned if they put their hands out, picked a focus point, and stood up nice and tall it was much easier to balance.
I read my students the book called, Equal Shmequal where animals use a seesaw to help them find equal teams for tug-of-war.
My student’s loved the book and it helped them understand why putting their hands out helps spread out their weight. We also learned it was EASY to balance a cup and a HARDCOVER book on our head; however, it was HARD to balance a sheet of paper. Here are a couple of samples of our recordings.