Energetic Kids

Those of you with kids with behavioral disorders probably know the worst punishment you can bestow on your kids and yourself is to take away their physical play time. We try VERY hard to make taking away playing outside and running around Zach's last punishment because if he doesn't get to work off that extra energy it creates more behavioral problems.

Some of the activities I keep on hand for the kids for outside are long and shallow Rubbermaid bins, one with rice, and one filled with beans, a sand and water table, water balloons for the hot days, plenty of differently shaped and textured balls, frisbees, and plenty of sidewalk chalk.You don't have to spend a fortune, just get the kids outside and let them run some of their extra energy off.


Lora said...

hey! I didn't know you were here! I am on an SPD rampage right now in my real, non bloggy life, that I am just now getting to SPD blogs.

Have you read Spinning Yellow? I'm not sure of the url, but you can probably get there by googling.

WhisperingWriter said...

I'm glad I came across this blog. My son has SPD. He's always on the go.

He has a lot of things that you've listed. He loves playing with frisbees but he has low muscle tone so it never goes very far which can get frustrating to him.

Bloggymommy said...

Hello ladies! Thanks for joining us here and commenting!

Lara, no I haven't read that book but I will certainly check it out! Thanks!

Whispering Writer, if you ever have a question that you would like answered by one of our therapists, please email me and your question can be answered on a Therapy Thursday post!