- Body awareness is one’s understanding of own body and where and how it is moving
- A major part of body awareness development occurs through exposure to varied movement experiences in play
- Body awareness is a foundation on which children build good movement skills
Body awareness is one’s understanding of own body and where and how it is moving. This involves combining and making sense of information from the sensory systems of balance (vestibular system), touch (tactile system) and positioning (proprioceptive system). The more effectively one can do this, the better their body awareness.