Giving children opportunities to engage in sensory-rich activities, daily, is so important for their motor development, their self-regulation, and their emotional and cognitive skills!
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Friday Favorite Equipment
Today’s sensory equipment is the 🐸Frog Swing 🐸
Movement on the frog swing can be both linear and rotatory and provides both vestibular and proprioceptive input. It can also be used to facilitate prone extension pattern and required the child to flex the lower extremities.
When the child sits on the swing, you can encourage appropriate pumping and posture, working on core and coordination. Have the child kick a balance ball or knock down a tower from cardboard blocks while swinging.
Play Superman or let your child throw bean bags at a target while riding in prone. In this position, you can also play Tug of War, by having the child hold on to a rope while you gently pull it.
Sensory bottles are a great tool to provide sensory input and can be very calming. Involving and engaging your child in creating a sensory bottle is a great way to work on motor planning, bilateral coordination, grasp, eye-hand coordination, visual perception, tactile input, and force grading.
WARNING: This is a delicious activity!!! While this activity promotes tripod grasp and bilateral hand use, it is also a wonderful way to introduce new foods and textures to picky eaters or those children who love and enjoy fruit. Suggested fruit: cantaloupe, watermelon, mango, banana, grapes, plums, and peaches (veggies are welcome as well).
For materials and step by step directions visit otplan.com/activity/fruit-building/
Welcome to Skills in a Box.
Skills in a Box is a box filled with everything you need to promote specific skills delivered to your door. Each box contains the materials, instructions, and a lot of fun ideas to do while working and promoting developmental skills.
Our 1st box for Core Strengthening can be pre-ordered now. Planned to be shipped out by mid September.
The 2nd box for Bilateral Coordination will be available to pre-order soon. Planned to be shipped out by October.