Movement and Body Awareness
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There's a wide variation in how much children like movement. Yes, some are happiest curled up for hours with a good book, while others go stir crazy if they sit around too long. To determine if there's a problem, ask yourself whether your child...
- is constantly on the move (can't sit still, fidgets);
- dislikes or craves activities that require his feet to leave the ground or challenge his balance;
- seems to have a stiff head, neck, and shoulders or always holds his head straight;
- hesitates or is afraid of climbing or descending stairs and playground equipment;
- seems overly fearful or fearless of movement, heights, or falling;
- gets dizzy very easily or never gets dizzy;
- becomes easily carsick or falls asleep immediately in a car (or bus, boat, train, airplane).
From Raising a Sensory Smart Child by Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L and Nancy Peske. Copyright © 2005. Used by arrangement with Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
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