Busy Before School Makes for Settled at School

 In Blog, Education, Occupational Therapy, Play, Speech Therapy

Does your child hit the ground running in the morning and bounce instead of walk into school? Giving your child a burst of physical activity before school can help take the edge off their sensory fidgets.

We’re sure your child’s teacher will be super grateful if you try a few of these:

  • Jump on the trampoline
  • Go for a bike or scooter ride (wear a backpack for good measure)
  • Make an obstacle course involving animal walks (frog jumps, crab walks, bear walks) to complete the morning self-care tasks (eg. Get dressed, clean teeth, pack bag)
  • Do an Obstacle course around the house to collect the school uniform and school bag contents
  • Rough and tumble play – wrestling match with Mum and Dad in the mornings (with safety rules of course!)
  • Do aerobics, gym work, yoga, pilates or walk the dog together
  • Park further away from school than usual and walk or ride the last 10 minutes
  • Park on the ‘other’ side of oval or school ground and race to the classroom (wearing your school bag)
  • Allow 10 mins of playground time before school

For more information on how a Kid Sense Occupational Therapist can help your busy child settle for school or kindy call 1800 KIDSENSE or visit https://childdevelopment.com.au/areas-of-concern/sensory-processing/sensory-diet/

Recent Posts

Start typing and press Enter to search