The glamorous Oscars are behind us but SensoryTreat has a couple of Oscar nominated sensory activities to do with your kids. And the best thing is you don’t have to get all glammed up in a gown. J Drumroll, Please……
And in the category of Jumping (proprioceptive)- if you have room for a mini trampoline in your kid’s playroom it is a great investment. Jumping on a trampoline is a great way to achieve proprioceptive input which helps calm the brain as well as achieve good muscle tone and coordination. Try having your kids pop bubbles or sing a favorite song while they jump.
Another award-winning activity to achieve great proprioceptive input in the Deep Pressure category is- the sensory snake! Decorate and fill a long tube sock with beans and place over child’s lap during car rides or learning activity for a calming and regulating effect.
Heavy Work- and the Oscar goes to…. -playing basketball with a weighted ball.
Oral- Chewing gum! It increases the flow of oxygen to regions of the brain responsible for attention and regulation… it can be sugar free as well.
Vestibular-Swinging in a hammock or porch swing.
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Mother of two terrific toddlers