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Scooter board

Scooter boards give kids tons of vestibular input, and most of the time a lot of proprioceptive input too. These two senses are the powerhouses of the sensory system and for kids that are sensory seekers, scooter boards can help them feel regulated and balanced quickly. Ways to play: 1. On your belly: Have your child lay down flat on their belly across the scooter board and use their own hands to push themselves around on the floor. When your child pushes themselves around, they’re strengthening their hands, arms, and shoulders. This is huge for fine motor skills. As they coordinate their arms moving at the same time, they’re using both sides of their brain together and increasing their bilateral coordination. 2. Sit and scoot: If you really want to strengthen your child’s core muscles, then having them sit on top and use just their feet to push themselves along a path is a great exercise. 3. Lay on belly and hold on tight: To work on some different skills and give slightly different input, you can have a rope that your child holds on to while you pull them around. They still need to be flat on their belly though! 4. Climb the rope: Get a long jump rope or piece of cut rope and tie it to something sturdy. This could be a door knob or you can hold the other end. Lay the rope out long in front and show your child how to alternate hands to pull themselves to the other end of the rope. 5. Push and Pull: For loads of proprioceptive input, you can also have your child stand behind the scooter board and push it, which is also beneficial for kids that are scared to sit or lay on top of it because of gravitational insecurity. At the same time, you can tie a rope to it and load up some books or a box of heavy toys on top of the scooter board and have them carefully pull it around.

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