Tired of hearing about the importance of core strength?! I get it! But... a strong core is one of the MOST important factors in handwriting development and progression. Actually, a strong core is essential for most everything our children do, from learning to walk as a baby to learning cartwheels as a preschooler. Even as we grow older, our core strength continues to be vital as a solid core helps prevent falls and decreases back pain. Our belly and back muscles as well as shoulders and hips are vital to posture and stability throughout the lifespan.