Powerful Proprioceptive Activities That Calm, Focus, & Alert - Your Kid's Table
Over 80 amazing proprioceptive activities that provide powerful and lasting proprioceptive input. These simple ideas can be used quickly to calm, focus, alert.
40 Heavy Work Activities for Kids
40 heavy work activities for kids. Plus an explanation of what exactly "heavy work" is and why occupational therapists often use it as part of treatment. #pediOT #sensory #OTtips
Indoor Gross Motor Activities For Preschoolers
These fun indoor games are perfect for developing kids' gross motor skills! Simple to set up and great for getting out extra energy. Do you have a gross motor sensory seeker? Do you have a VERY active child? I do! Here I created these super easy indoor gross motor activities to enjoy anytime! For different variations also check out our line jumping and tennis ball games too! SENSORY MOTOR ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS Sensory Motor Play These gross motor ideas are useful for children with sensory…
Sensory Processing and the Heavy Work Activities Solution
When helping a child with sensory processing needs, there is no one quick and easy fix to solve the challenges your child faces. However, there are a number of resources we can equip you with so that you feel more empowered as a parent. Heavy work is one such answer.
Occupational Therapy Tip: use a spray bottle to strengthen and provide proprioceptive (joint awareness) sensory input to the hand. This also helps to encourage using separate sides of the hand which impacts fine motor skills (writing, scissor, buttoning , etc.) Encourage your child to be a helper with cleaning windows and watering plants. Also get involved in squirting games. Make it fun and functional! LegiGuide.com Handwriting Paper
Line Jumping Activities For Kids
Do your kids need to burn off a little energy or need proprioceptive gross motor input? Our jumping lines game and walking lines games are the perfect addition to your kid's gross motor sensory diet. One simple item and you have the perfect, last minute jumping activity that will keep the kids busy and having fun. Line Jumping Proprioceptive Gross Motor Activity QUICK AND SIMPLE GROSS MOTOR ACTIVITIES This fun jumping game is perfect for proprioceptive gross motor play! ALL KIDS CAN BENEFIT…
Measuring with Dino Feet
I cut out some free-handed dinosaur feet shapes from a cardboard box. Little Mister painted them. Oh my goodness, he had a hard time waiting for them to dry. Finally, I threaded some ribbon in to tie them on his feet. Now we were ready to stomp around. After we stomped and roared for awhile, we decided to see how many stomps it would take to get across the playroom. He counted to 15 and I helped after that (21). Once you stomp with Dino feet, I guess you can't get enough... We measured the…
The Importance of Swimming Skills - North Shore Pediatric Therapy
Swimming was always one of my favorite activities as a child, which is why so many of my childhood memories from my summers off of school take place at the neighborhood pool or at one of Chicago’s beautiful beaches. Aside from the fact that spending a day at the pool is a fun way to […]
Pressure Poster- Sensory/Therapy Room
Proprioception activities such as heavy work have been shown to improve attention and concentration, improve body awareness, and regulate arousal levels. Heavy work can be calming for students with autism or sensory regulation difficulties.The activities on this poster are specifically designed so that they can be implemented in a sensory room or therapy room.