We had been spoiled for the past week with summer like weather. Crash has been able to play outside and jump and swing and crash till his heart is content. Gross motor activities help to regulate his system and keep him on a more even keel so to say.
Since it is only April, and no where near summer, the harsh weather has returned. So has my appreciation for the sensory room in our basement. I tend to take it for granted at times, because it is always there and Crash uses it independently for the most part. But I sure do love having it around this week.
The kids are on spring break, and it has been raining and is to cold to play outside. With Crash just itching for movement, I have rediscovered my appreciation for this room. Here are some pictures of our favorite things:
A big crash mat
(A duvet cover 1.00 clearance at IKEA) filled with pillows
or cushion remnants)
(Good from spinning and all around swinging. Great vestibular input)
(Great proprioceptive input. Helps increase core strength)
Great for climbing, swinging, and crashing (into crash mat)
Homemade hammock swing
Home made fabric tunnel
(Great resistance work pushing a therapy ball through. Lots of tactile input
from fabric clinging to body as you go through)
The floor is lined with EVA foam exercise gym flooring and there are gym mats under the swings as well.