Creative use of toys in children’s physical therapy!
The stomp rocket is one of my favorite toys to use in therapy. Initially we started using it to encourage standing on one leg, but over the years we have come up with a plethora of ways to create therapy uses for it! Some of them are listed below:
Single Leg Stance – In order to step on the stomp rocket the kiddo will ideally have to pick up one of their feet while the other one stays on the ground. Because they have to pick it up higher than they would for taking a step during walking, they leave their foot in the air for a little longer, also allowing them to get a better stomp! Once our kids master the ‘stomp’ part we will have them hold it for a count of (pick a time) so that they have to start balancing on one foot.
Weight Shifting –…
View original post 625 more words