Active Sitting: Helping Kids Stay Focused and Engaged
Movement during sitting can be very beneficial to the health of the body and mind. Allowing your child to experience active movement during sitting — a wobble, a bounce, or a swivel, for example — can help keep them engaged in what’s in front of them, whether it’s their breakfast, their homework, a game or even the TV. Not only does active sitting help calm the mind, it also helps engage postural muscles, improving their strength and endurance and ultimately improving posture. If you’re looking for a good way to keep your child alert during seated activities, we recommend an active seating chair or stool from our selection.
Choosing the Right Active Seat
Adaptive Mall is staffed by a team of dedicated physical and occupational therapists, as well as parents of children with special needs. We only choose products we would use ourselves. In the active seating category, that includes a wide range of chairs and stools. Affordable Kore Design Stool Wobble Chairs and ergoErgo allow 360-degree movement including side-to-side and front-to-back rocking. These chairs are durable and portable. You can take them from home to therapy to school and even on vacation!
If portability is key, be sure to consider our active seating pillows, including Senseez Vibrating Pillows, that offer a unique sensory experience to help calm while also encouraging movement and weight shifting in sitting. We also have comfortable chairs made specifically for relaxation. If your child always prefers to move, even when he or she is simply watching TV or listening to music, then a Freedom Concepts Chill-Out Chair Rock’er would make a great addition to your living room!