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Frog Swing

Frog Swing

Friday Favorite Equipment

Frog Swing

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.

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Sensory Bottles

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.

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Fruit Building

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/

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Paper Roll Flower Arrangement

Going on a business trip with the kids has inspired me to look for more easy and accessible ideas to engage them in activities that are not only fun, but also promote some developmental skills. The Little One enjoyed the endless amount of colorful flowers and kept bringing them into the room. When we had an empty paper roll I thought it would be fun for her to make a flower arrangement and work on pincer grasp, bilateral coordination, and eye-hand coordination. As she will be starting kindergarten soon, these are all important skills to enhance.
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Launching Skills in a Box

Core Strengthening box
Core Strengthening box

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.