The ergoErgo Kids Stool, also called KidsErgo, is a welcome addition to the world of active seating for children. Active or dynamic seating allows and encourages movement while sitting. An active seat can improve core strength, posture, circulation, and the ability to focus. It also helps keep kids comfortable and in place for longer periods of time. Teachers are even saying it can improve behavior. KidsErgo is a safe and healthy way to sit. Children are happier and learn better when they can "work out the wiggles". The ergoErgo Kids Stool can be used as a children’s desk chair or flexible seating in the classroom. Researchers believe that dynamic sitting allows students to maintain an “optimal arousal level” in body and mind which improves concentration. Small constant movements engage the vestibular and proprioceptive systems in addition to the postural muscles and keep the body and the mind alert, aware, and awake. The ergoErgo Kids Stool can be used just about anywhere indoors or out, not just at home or school. Rec centers, libraries, therapy clinics, health care facilities and anywhere else a child might need to take a seat. It is designed for children ages 4-9, up to 170 lbs. (77 kg). The stool is 15 in. (38 cm) high. ergoErgo Kids Stools are light weight, so kids can move them by themselves (without the sound of scraping chair legs!) Their bright, happy colors are a joyful addition to any room. KidsErgo is priced right to make it affordable whether you need one or enough to fill a classroom.
Research has shown that all of us can benefit from active sitting. Individuals with special needs may have even more reasons to use an active seat. Sometimes, people with special needs have a hard time processing where their body is in space (proprioception). To compensate, their bodies stay in constant motion to give their brain the necessary feedback to understand where they are. Some individuals with special needs engage in movement for other reasons related to sensory integration (the body’s ability to take in and process information from the environment through the senses). This is no problem on the ergoErgo Kids Stool! It has been designed specifically to accommodate and encourage movement. Low muscle tone can cause a person to lean into structural support such as the sides and back of the chair. Heavy reliance on support and subsequent decreased muscle activation during sitting leads to poor strength and endurance of postural muscles. The ergoErgo Kids Stool requires consistent activation of core muscles to maintain upright sitting thereby increasing strength and endurance of these muscles. “Therapy sessions” happen without the sitter even realizing it! The ergoErgo Kids Stool does not allow for “slumping” and facilitates a healthy upright posture with typical physiological curves of the spine. The sitter can adjust their posture with ease using small micro corrections or with larger excursions of movement. The combination of the stool’s flat bottom and the user’s feet planted firmly on the floor offers stability far beyond what is found when children sit on the large exercise balls which have traditionally been used for active sitting. And, when the sitter stands up, the seat does not roll away! What about individuals who have difficulty maintaining their focus and attention to tasks, for example children diagnosed with ADHD? Active sitting improves concentration and a person’s ability to learn. Moving and stretching address key aspects of UDL (Universal Design for Learning), including enhancing self-regulation through stress reduction, decreasing hyperactivity, and increasing focus. Micro-movements send more vital blood and oxygen to the brain, keeping the mind ready to learn!
The ergoErgo is made from UV-stable, recyclable technopolymer. It comes in 3 sizes to suit just about everyone. Height adjustments of about 1 in. can be made to all sizes thanks to the green self-sealing plug in the bottom of the seat that allows you to add or subtract air. (Please Note: A small amount of oil (vegetable oil, olive oil), Vaseline, or silicone should be applied to the plug, to maintain the seal, before inserting the fine needle of a ball or bike pump to top off or take out a little air.) The original ergoErgo Stool is designed for ages 9 through adult. It compresses slightly when sat on and is the height of a standard chair, making it the perfect companion for a standard desk. The original ergoErgo Stool is suitable for people from 5 ft. – 6 ft. 4 in./ 152 cm – 193 cm tall, weighing up to 225 pounds/102 kg. The wider ergoErgo Extra Stool is for larger, taller adults who will benefit from more stability and more sitting room. This stool compresses slightly to the height of a normal desk chair and is suitable for people from 5ft. 7in. – 6ft. 4in. /170 cm – 193 cm tall weighing up to 250 pounds/113.4 kg.
This ergonomic stool is made in the USA and comes with a 2 year warranty
Is this Product Right for You?
- Need for movement while sitting
- Need for a seat that promotes healthy posture, improved core strength and improved focus
- Designed for children ages 4-9 with or without mild physical impairment
- Seat height = 15 in. (38 cm)
- Weight Capacity = 170 lbs. (77 kg)
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