Most of us don't think about how our body relates to other objects around us; we take a step, pick up a glass or hop onto our beds confidently because we've done these things enough to make them second nature. The proprioceptive system is active whether we're backing a car out of a driveway or we're picking up a bag we know could be heavy - even if we don't know exactly how much it weighs. This system enables us to understand our bodies, from the muscle strength required to which directions our joints should move. There aren't many everyday activities that wouldn't utilize proprioceptive input, which is why it's so important to help develop it when it's not working as intended.
There are several reasons why proprioception might be impaired in a person later in life, but some people experience difficulties interpreting input correctly right from the start. Children with ASD and other developmental disorders are particularly susceptible to encountering everyday challenges with sensory input and integration.
Our sensory integration toys incorporate movements are perfect for young children challenged by navigating their own body and personal space, whether it’s from too much or too little stimuli.
Some children seek sensory stimulation while others avoid it, but each plays an important role in development. We offer a mix of individual and group activities, both for indoor and outdoor fun. Browse stability balls, agility ladders, strength trainers, and more so you can discover the perfect tools for your child’s needs.
Our proprioceptive input toys such as medicine balls are designed to help kids understand relative positioning of their body and its parts. Some of our more elaborate options, such as the Jump Circle, are ideal for improving strength, coordination, and balance, but these can also be used as a group activity for social experience. Products like the Mini Stilts enhance motor skills, balance, and coordination. We offer a large selection of sensory tunnels and rockers meant to promote imagination, develop muscle strength, and improve senses. These toys help to calm children, introduce them to more stimuli, and teach them cooperative interaction.