As I discussed in previous posts, I am very interested in Bruce Perry’s Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (http://www.childtrauma.org/ ). I am thinking about rhythmic, rewarding, repetitive activities that we could add to or emphasize in our programming. These activities should be done with an engage, happy adult. I will list what I have so far. Please consider both your programming and the lives of your own children or children you have known, and give me any more ideas you can think of.
• Wii dance
• Throwing balls
• Children’s games
• Jump rope
• Peek a boo
• Hand clapping activities
• Side by side walking
• Bouncing on "swiss ball" (exercise ball)
• Tossing a tennis ball back and forth
• Throwing wadded up paper in a garbage can repeatedly like shooting baskets
• Quick shoot basketball setups where you can repeatedly shoot baskets over and over
• Toy where you put 1 foot in a ring, whip it around as you jump over with other foot
• Hoola hoop
• See saw with another person
• Swings with two person possibilities -- seats opposite each/see saw-ish seats
• Throwing ball against the wall
• Two square game with another person
This demonstrates what a large role rhythm plays in the life of the average child.
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