What is proprioception and why should you understand it
- Knowing where your body is in space (think: balance, coordination and agility)
- The use of activities that stimulate joint receptors (think: leap frog)
Why is it important to understand?
- It helps children to feel a sense of self
- Aids in self-regulation
- Facilitiates success in motor activities
- Helps with personal space
- Offers an understanding of personal boundaries
- Regulates appropriate engagement
How do I provide my students with proprioceptive input?
- Bear Hugs
- Wheelbarrow walks
- Frog Jumps
- Jumping on a Trampoline
- Playing with Play-Dough or squeezing putty