What is it?
Eye-foot coordination is the collaboration between the eye and foot so that movements led by the eye can be carried out efficiently by the feet.
Eye-foot coordination activities include:
Why is it important?
Good eye-foot coordination will result in a child being able to control the direction in which he moves because he uses his feet and legs effectively. It is important to encourage the use of both feet. In this way the child’s grasp of laterality will be improved.
Eye-foot coordination concerns include:
Download the Gross-Motor Development Chart.
Please note that the chart is based on averages and is to be used as a guideline only.
If you have concerns about a child’s balance or coordination skills, have the child undergo a thorough examination by a GP or an occupational therapist.