fatigue

Getting ready for big school

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  Got a little one who is about to start big school? Who is more terrified, you or your child? It’s not a competition, I’m sure there is anxiety for both of you! If your child has severe hypermobility, they may be worrying about the following: – will I get hurt? – who will look […]

fatigue

Managing fatigue in little people: Pyjama Day

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Managing fatigue with hypermobility can be quite challenging, whether you’re a tiny tot, an adult, or somewhere in between. When I was working with clients with hypermobility I was introduced to the concept of pyjama days…. Literally, as you would imagine, a day where you don’t get out of your pyjamas. It’s an indoors day, […]

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The Ultimate Hypermobility-Friendly Toy List (Part 2)

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….Following on from The Ultimate Hypermobility-Friendly Toy List (Part 1) (This post contains affiliate links because I stand by the educational/developmental value of these products!) Here are the remainder of my top picks for toys which keep the focus on skill building for children with hypermobility. Even if you don’t end up buying a single […]

dexterity

Scissors & Scissor Skills

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Scissor skills. One of the most common reasons a child gets referred for occupational therapy by their school teacher. The other is obviously handwriting, but we will talk about that in another post.   For the hypermobile hand, using scissors can be a pain… and painful. Finding the right scissors for your child is really […]

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Bilibo

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I bought one of these strange but simple looking things for my nieces for Christmas a few years ago. It’s called a Bilibo. It provided a lot of entertainment even just on Christmas day. The minute they unwrapped them you could see their imaginations running wild. What is this? What can I do with this? […]

Fine Motor Skills

Gelli Baff

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I warned you. I like messy play. This one goes down as one of my best messy play activities to date. Gelli Baff.  Have you ever wanted to have a bath in jelly? Most adults are probably thinking “uh, no thank you”. Now imagine you are a 7 year old boy in the summer time. […]

Creativity

Zoob. That’s right. Zoob.

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This fantastic creation is fun for everyone. Zoob. Most people haven’t heard of it… but if they have, they rave about it. Think lego, mobilo, duplo… but cooler. Zoob are plastic pieces that snap and click together to form joints or rods in different shapes and forms. You can then build all sorts of things […]

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Mini Micro Scooter (for preschoolers)

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Now that Spring is almost upon us and the weather is starting to warm up (here in Australia anyway) it’s time to think about getting the kids outside in the fresh air (and maybe a little bit “out of your hair” or at least “out from under your feet”) and practicing their gross motor skills. […]