Alerting activities -(vestibular)
Alerting activities are exercises or suggestions that will help to provide energy to the children to get their bodies and brains regulated and ready to learn. They are used to stimulate the senses and to increase body awareness. Below are some easy ideas for alerting activities.
Alerting activities need to be closely monitored to make sure the child does not become too overstimulated - ‘high’. It is a good idea to use visual timers and countdowns to support the child’s understanding of when an activity is finished.
Organising activities are exercises or suggestions that will help to support the children to process information and get their body and brain working together. Below are some easy ideas for organising activities.
Organising activities may need to be modelled to your child. They might need your support to physically complete an activity but it is important to allow your child enough time to process what you’re asking them to do and allow them time to try it independently first.
Calming activities are exercises or suggestions that will help the children to feel calm and regulated, ready for learning. Below are some easy ideas for Calming activities.
Calming activities can be used when your child is overstimulated ‘high’. Your child might not like all of the above suggestions but you might already know some activities that help your child to feel calm and regulated.