The first snow day is expected!
It’s fun to go outside – but if you can’t get outside, indoor activities that provide heavy work (proprioception) are great for keeping the kids regulated.
Think of activities where your child can:
push, pull, tug, lug, mush, mash, squish, drag, squeeze, jump, crash….
Build a Fort
Many kids will start to feel the stress of the change in routine, different foods/smells, noise, and the hub-bub of the holidays. Possible signs of this stress: meltdowns, stomach or headaches, or just plain irritable. Creating a cozy spot is great for the kids to “get away” from the hub-bub of the holidays. And building the fort provides great heavy work opportunities – moving furniture, carrying the bedding, lifting, pulling, pushing, tucking, etc. are all great input!
Indoor Obstacle Course
Create an obstacle course with steps like jumping over a pillow, crawling under a row of chairs, catching a weighted ball, or tossing balled up socks to a target or into a laundry basket. Feeling stuck for steps? Find objects to go over, under, around, and through. Make sure your child helps to set-up and clean-up for extra heavy work input.
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