Stability balls replace chairs in Maine classrooms

12/9/2012 | Bangor Daily News (Maine) (free registration)

Data from a fifth-grade classroom in Maine where stability balls were used instead of traditional chairs will be analyzed to determine what effect they had on students. Teacher Robin Norsworthy said her students loved using the stability balls, which sport legs to prevent rolling and are intended to improve students' handwriting, posture and core strength, among other things. Depending on the data from the 13 test classrooms, officials said they could expand the use of stability balls to additional classes.

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