Bilateral coordination is the ability to use both sides of the body at the same time.
This includes using both sides at the same time for the same action, such as using a rolling pin.
It also includes using the same action at alternate times, such as walking. Finally, it includes the ability to use different sides of the body for dissimilar movements such as holding the paper down when writing.
Lacing activities of are particular importance because they require a child to pass a string or similar cord through eyelet holes following a specified pattern (such as through one hole and down through the next hole). Developing this skill will have a positive impact on a child’s bilateral integration, as well as improving motor planning for recalling and executing a sequence of events.
For this activity, we used our fine motor skills to weave a shoe lace through a leprechaun! Using their fingers, students practiced going all around the leprechaun!