Spring Toy Ring Stacks for Sensory Stimulation

RecyclingOTPublished: April 6, 2018Updated: April 10, 201816 views
Published: April 6, 2018Updated: April 10, 2018

Manipulating springs makes a fun sound and feels good. I have incorporated them into insertion and ring stack activities. In the video my clients stack rings onto a cat toy made out of a spring and mouse. I can position it to the client’s side, behind or use while the client is kneeling or standing on a dynamic surface such as a platform swing or horse.

The door spring is fun to push also and can be attached to a container to stabilize while "boinking" it or placing rings on top. It takes a lot of force to push and thus, lots of sensory stimulation.

Notice that I use small rings when I want to work on using hands together to push and larger rings when working on postural control. I love the versatility of these simple materials!

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