The balance cushion is a new addition at our house. It came recommended by the OT that Mary’s is seeing. So we are giving it a try! This is becoming part of the “Sensory Diet”. Which I will admit is something new for me. I have a few months left to learn a lot in order to take care of the sensory needs.
The brand we got has two different sides to it and is called balance cushion. Yes, there are 10 colors and I picked black so there would be less fighting over them. Everything we do on the cushions we use both sides of it.
For the Balance cushion we have been doing different things. Mary likes to sit on them when she is doing work.
She does walking across the balance cushions on both sides. This is harder than you think. She often would rather run than walk. We do this as slow as possible.
She does running across the Balance Cushions.
She does jumping across the balance cushions..
She does walking one foot on, one foot off.
She does rolling across the balance cushions.
Amelia likes to use them to watch TV.
Remember to always watch your kids when they have the balance cushions.
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PS. There will be lots of Gross Motor coming over the next little while and a huge ABC of Gross Motor in January.
Disclaimer: These activities are meant for personal use and not to replace anything give to your by a doctor, physical therapist, or any other medical professional. This is not to replace something you many already be using but ideas of things you can do.