Apparently so, or at least it gives their bodies, which in young students at least, needs to be active, something to do in order to let their mind concentrate.
“The whole theory with the brain is that when your body’s engaged, your brain’s engaged,” (teacher Tiffany) Miller said. “I call it actively sitting. They’re maybe moving their legs a little, wiggling some. But their upper body, they’re focused on writing, on the teacher. It really works.”Of course, whether 10 year olds are sitting on stability ball or in a desk or chair, their legs are moving anyway.
Two bonuses using Pilates stability balls: focused minds and stronger core muscles in the kids.