Active Sitting: Helping Kids Stay Focused and Engaged
As you probably know, movement while sitting can be very beneficial to the health of the body and mind. Providing your child with some sort of movement — a wobble, a bounce or a swivel, for example — can help keep them totally 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 many muscles for strength and mobility and can also encourage better posture. If you’re looking for a good way to keep your child alert during seated activities, we would recommend an active seating chair or stool from our selection.
Choosing the Right Active Seating Chairs
Adaptive Mall is staffed by a team of dedicated physical and occupational therapists, as well as parents of children with special needs, and we only choose products we can recommend ourselves. In the active seating category, that includes a wide range of chairs that provide gentle yet beneficial movement through rocking, wobbling, rolling and other forms of movement. You’ll find affordable wobble seats that offer 360-degree movement and side-to-side or front-to-back rocking. These chairs are also durable and portable, so you can take them from home to therapy to school to vacation.
If portability is key, be sure to consider our active seating pillows, including vibrating pillows, that bring a unique sensory experience to help calm while also satisfying some sensory input cravings. For more deluxe active seating chairs — perfect for both home and facility use — check out our large, rolling special needs chairs that provide active seating coupled with mobility. 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 foam rocking chair would make a great addition to your living room.