Your child is sitting on a Skippy ball or therapy ball (see sitting on a ball)
It is fun to
sit on a ball
and move to music. Choose music with a clear rhythm. While you are
moving your feet should remain on the ground and your behind should
stay into contact with the ball. It is best to do this activity with
bare feet, to prevent them from slipping away. You move up and down to
the rhythm of the music.
The elasticity of the ball slightly
pushes the child upwards every time and because he keeps his buttocks
on the ball and his feet (heels, not the toes) on the ground for
support, this gives the sensation that your head, shoulders and arms
are shaken “loose”.
The child can move his arms slowly
upwards and downwards as if he were flying. The arms move “on their
own” more or less. It is important that they are not steered too much.
If this goes well, the child can slowly move from left to right a
little, shifting his weight from one side to the other. He should keep
contact with the ball and the floor, even though the buttocks move
across the ball and the feet move across the floor.
It is a kind of dancing on the
ball. This is a very nice activity to do together with your child, each
on his own ball. If your child enjoys it this activity is very suitable
to do every day for a period of time. In fact for as long as your child
The music I use is Daqat il Qalb.
Sout El Tabla. Egyptian Solo Tabla. Ibrahim El Minyawi & Sons.
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