Sensory Integration activities can be wonderful for helping active kids to get their energy out, focus and direct their attention. These activities work in several ways. First, they meet children’s needs for sensory input. Some children have especially high needs for touch, for instance, and they will seek out sensory sensations if their needs aren’t met. Second, they give the body something to focus nervous energy on so the mind can concentrate. Just as it may be easier to pay attention in a meeting if you’re doodling or to pay attention in church if you’re knitting, kids have an easier time focusing if they have fidgets for their fingers or weights on their bodies….
Mon Feb 20 , 2012