Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Postural Painting

Postural Painting - www.YourTherapySource.comHere is a fun twist on painting that will also encourage strengthening of the core muscles.  Hang up some paper on the wall.  We hung it up on some cardboard in case the kids paint off the paper.
postural painting www.YourTherapySource.comPut some paint on a tray.  The child can lay of the floor on his/her back.
postural painting www.YourTherapySource.comTo get those abdominal muscles working, the child then puts both feet in the paint, lifts up and presses feet against the paper.  Make sure the child keep the small of the back flat on the floor as they lift the feet.
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For some extensor strengthening (back muscles) put the child over a ball or bolster.  The child puts his/her hands in the tray, lifts up and presses hand against the paper.
postural painting www.YourTherapySource.comTo increase the difficulty, see if the child can hold his/her upper body off the ball and glide his/her hands all over the paint.
Have a bucket of water or wipes close by to clean up the feet and hands when all done.
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