Our full sensory gym is rich in a variety of climbing components, swings, tactile experiences, chalkboard wall, and ample space to move around. Learn more here.
Large enough for a child to climb inside, the soft barrel can be rolled down ramps, stood upright to act as a “volcano” to climb in and out, or used as a tunnel. If a child rolls inside the barrel, this fast, spinning input can “wake up” his body and nervous system and provide him with better awareness about his body position—these can help him better respond to his surroundings and participate in the therapeutic process. For a different challenge, a child might balance in a crawling position on top of the barrel while it rolls slowly on its side, taking a great deal of body control, balance, and coordination to navigate safely.
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Vestibular dome: This large, cushioned dome provides an unstable surface on which to practice balancing activities, helps a child feel where her body is in space, and facilitates the development of coordination. It can be used by itself, while playing catch, or as a part of an obstacle course. Think therapeutic American Ninja Warrior with kids!
When you sit or stand on this device, it vibrates back and forth at a designated level to provide an intense amount of vestibular and proprioceptive input. As a result, children gain better postural stability, balance, body awareness, self-regulation, and activation of the auditory system. The possibilities are endless for different types of activities you can do while using this: playing catch, playing zoom ball, blowing bubbles, exploring whistles, solving puzzles, to name a few.
This padded cylinder (log shaped) swing is hung so that it is parallel to the floor. A child can sit with both legs on one side (like a traditional swing) or with one leg on either side to further engage core and back muscles that are so important for posture. Or for a different challenge he can stand atop the swing or hang upside-down like a koala bear. When sitting, he must coordinate how to pull on the ropes and shift his body position in order to propel the swing forward and backward. This swing can also act as an obstacle that needs to be dodged during an obstacle course, for example. A child would need to plan how and when to move his body to avoid being touched by the swing as it is in motion.
This square platform swing can be used in a variety of ways to provide a child with calming or alerting sensations. Aside from swinging side to side, the swing can also be spun rapidly like a merry go round or swung in an orbit (the way planets orbit the sun). A child can lie on her tummy, lie on her side, stand up, sit down, or kneel for different levels of difficulty while completing activities that require her body to integrate information from several sensory systems.