Crossing midline is important for not just physical benefits but also for the brain. Balancing activities also assist the brain development that affects skills such as reading, math, and activities of daily living (ADL’s) such as donning socks.
Balancing is also important, so this activity gets two birds with one stone!
NOTE: If you want a child to practice at home, make sure they have adult supervision for safety.
We slipped in another idea for you that works real well for balancing as you can tell from the picture.