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Friday, April 22, 2011

Cone Holder for Placement Activities

I always thought that those orange holders at the Trader's Joe store designed to clip onto the card and hold flowers would be useful for hippotherapy. So I asked and the store manager gave me one.
The cones fit in perfectly and I was able to attach the holder onto the side of the basketball stand. This freed up my hands and positioned the holder in a nice location for reaching while inserting cones. I like teaching the kids to turn them over in order to make them fit-a good concept to work on with 2-3 year olds.

One child was able to do this while standing on top of the horse and then squatting to insert each cone/standing to receive another. This worked on motor planning,sequencing, postural control  and balance as he reached toward the cone holder from the squat position.     

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