Balance beams and other challenging surfaces encourage children to build their core strength and to learn how to balance their bodies in response to level and direction changes. Gross motor play, balance and coordination can also help children build their core muscles, which helps them stay more stable during movement.  This activity requires a lot of concentration and the coordination of hand and eyes. Through regular balance walking, kids tend to overcome their fear to try anything new and also develop endurance. They also tend to understand their own left and right.