Balance and Movement

Often referred to as the sixth sense, proprioception is one of the most important in any sensory diet, along with kinaesthesia and the vestibular system. They are required to organise and achieve movement, balance and control of the body. Play and activities encouraging the proprioception and vestibular senses, including 'heavy work', deep pressure input, bouncing, rocking, crawling, pushing, pulling, running, sliding, lifting, climbing, swinging, spinning, crashing, and vibration, all provide calming input to the body, developing body awareness, balance and motor planning, and help organise and increase alertness. Also use balls to encourage aiming, throwing and kicking. Care should be taken to prevent overstimulation. For the observation of movement see ‘Motion’.


BENEFITS: Promote movement, provide calming input to the body, developing body awareness, balance, motor planning and control, resulting in better concentration.


ALSO SEE CATEGORIES: Collections & KitsGross Motor Motion Balls




Balancing Board with Labyrinth Maze for Children
Balancing Board with Labyrinth Maze for Children
PERFECT for training balance, movement, and patience - this colourful board is a fantastic sensory resource made of wood. Makes a fun sensory resource and trains balance ...
was: £32.40 Incl. VAT
£9.16 Excl. VAT
£10.99 Incl. VAT
Hopping Horse - Spark
Hopping Horse - Spark
TRAIN co-ordination, balance, whilst promoting proprioception, muscular strength, and endurance - as well as great fun! The elevated riding position helps children to fe...
£25.00 Excl. VAT
£30.00 Incl. VAT
Red Hopping Dog for Indoor and Outdoor Play
Red Hopping Dog for Indoor and Outdoor Play
TRAIN co-ordination, balance, whilst promoting proprioception, muscular strength, and endurance - as well as great fun! The elevated riding position helps children to fe...
was: £36.60 Incl. VAT
£16.66 Excl. VAT
£19.99 Incl. VAT
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