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What is all this talk about Proprioception?

Mon, Sep 18, 2017 @ 08:00 AM Posted by Kidsfit Blog Design 0 Comments

Screen Shot 2017-08-17 at 2.54.45 PM.pngWhat is proprioception and why should you understand it

Proprioception is:

  • 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 
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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