Friday, April 30, 2010

Stretch Toy for Body Awareness

Attaching stretchy spandex like material between two handles provides a great motor planning activity that increases body awareness because it provides proprioceptive feedback. I ask children to do this while riding a horse and work on following directions such as- hold arms up high, turn to the left or touch the head with it. Here are some other tips for increasing body awareness:

Barbara Smith, M.S., OTR/L

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