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Exercises

The Chimney

Goal: building a dynamic pattern of smooth movements as the child climbs up and over into the chimney to help increase their balance skills.

Exercise: entering and exiting the roller while maintaining balance by using various muscles and joints.

Outcome: improvement of balance, hand-eye coordination, general movement, balance-carrying and maintaining body balance.

The Hoop

Goal: To improve hand-eye coordination and motor planning (praxis) along with balance by strengthening the paraspinal muscles.

Maintaining postural stability and correct foot load while walking.

Exercise: Walking around the circumference of the cylinder hoop while maintaining balance.

Outcome: Maintaining the best possible posture while walking with the correct pressure on each foot. Developing motor coordination and feeling the position of individual body parts in space while improving the sense of balance which helps to overcome gravity anxiety.

The Cave

Goal: perfecting the coordination of the whole body and  individual parts by arranging the elements of the block (closer-farther, straight-arc). They develop general fitness     by taking different positions during exercise and improving alternating movements.

Exercise: from a crouching position, go to crawling and then crawl forward and backwards, in a straight line and with a change of direction, if the elements of the block form an arc or S.

Outcome: activation of muscles and joints.

Improving flexibility which helps child to exercise and position their body to ensure they do not knock over any of the blocks while maintaining a good posture.

The Tunnel

Goal: To develop and enhance the coordination of the whole body and individual parts, by arranging the blocks in different ways such as close together, far apart, in a straight line or an arch. The child develops general fitness by adopting various postures during the exercise and perfecting alternating movements.

Exercise: crawling on all fours or moving forward and backwards in a straight line and changing direction if the block elements form an arc or S.

Outcome: by correctly positioning their body to ensure they don’t touch the blocks, the child improves their flexibility and dexterity.

The Cradle – A Claming Exercise

Goal: Helping a child relax after intense physical effort and stimulation of the vestibular system.

Exercise: The child can sit or lie on the cradle as it gently rocks back and forth.

Outcome: Muscle rest, heart rate reduces and general relaxation

The Rocking Horse

Goal: To improve the sense of balance by stimulating the work of the arms and legs, by leaning forward and backwards. This strengthens the postural muscles and stimulates the vestibular system while developing the correct activity of the trunk muscles.

Exercise: The child sits on the cradle (legs on either sides) and moves their body forward and backwards. Feet resting on the ground, the child pushes off with their legs and sets the cradle in motion.

Outcome: Intensive vestibular stimulation, body balancing and strengthening of the muscles of the whole body while developing movement

The Barrel

Goal: To improve motor planning by improving muscle tone throughout the body. This is achieved by using the rotating elements of the movement to roll in the barrel.

Exercise: the child sets the barrel in motion by rotating their own body.

Outcome: intensive stimulation of the vestibular system, and improvement of muscle tone throughout the body.

Turning on the cylinder

Goal: increase stimulation of deep sensation, and sense of balance by building the correct balance of the muscles in the back, abdomen, arms and legs.

Exercise: in the front position, the child rolls from the chest to the thighs, braking with the support of the arms and returns to the starting position.

Outcome: developing defensive reflexes

Stairs

Goal: To improve hand eye coordination by shaping the musculoskeletal stabilization of the spine and stimulating the sense of balance. Alternate movements to work on both cerebral hemispheres.

Exercise: walking up the stairs in a circle.

Outcome: The correct positioning of the child’s body by maintaining the correct posture during exercises while developing hand-eye coordination and a sense of balance through different movements. Strengthening gravity confidence during changes in the position of the head and body.

PlayGround Slide

Goal: To improve the sense of balance by changing the position and direction of shoulder movement stimulation.

Exercise: Move by pulling up with arms in front, turning at the top to the crab walk position. Leg extension and slide.

Outcome: improvement of balance, hand eye coordination, balance-carrying and strengthening gravity confidence during changes in head and body position.

The Cobblestone Path

Goal: Improve the sense of balance and Hand-eye coordination, through exercises that stimulate the sense of balance by using flexibility and dexterity to help overcome the fear of falling.

Exercise: Step by step movement with changes in direction  and height.

Outcome: Improved balance, movement, hand-eye coordination.

The Well – Hitting The Target

Goal: A range of exercises to develop and increase hand and arm dexterity, motor planning (praxis) and hand-eye coordination.

Exercise: Throwing an object at a target.

Outcome: reducing dyspraxia

Fitness Track

Goal: To improve the agility, coordination, flexibility and motor planning.

Exercise: Use a course with a change of direction and an under/over obstacle.

Outcome: Improvement of motor coordination, motor planning and agility.

Active Path

Goal: General support of a child’s physical development

Exercise: themed games with a tutor – arranging a story for the layout of blocks.

Outcome: All round improvement of motor skills and coordination.