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Heavy work anyone?

August 27, 2018

 

We all know how energetic children can get! As educators, we try our best to make learning more fun by incorporating movement based activities. However, in a classroom setting, there are times when we need them to be focused in order to learn. Often, children struggle to calm down.  

 

In such situations, it can be a real challenge for both the educators and children! It was a struggle for me too! Fret not! An occupational therapist who visited our centre gave me some fantastic ideas on heavy work activities that helped my students to a great extent. It does not only help to calm their overly stimulated nervous system but also helps with their muscles. I can safely say that it works as I have tried it with my students and see the changes! Wow! I was amazed! 

 

I am going to share some simple ideas with you today! These activities do not require much space or resources!  I hope it will be beneficial for you guys too! Have fun! 

 

  • Butt scooting- sitting on the floor and using hands to propel yourself forward 

  • Crawling 

  • Bear crawl 

  • Pushing a box filled with heavy items such as bottles or books back and forth 

  • Using a rope to pull a box full of heavy items back and forth 

  • Frog jumps 

  • Push ups against a wall 

  • Crossing over a high rope  

  • Climbing stairs  

  • Tug of war 

Say YAY to more fun! and hopefully some calm after.....

Till we meet again, 

Vani 

 

 

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