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OT Corner: 10 Proprioreceptive Activities for the Classroom

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As pediatric therapists, we all know how beneficial proprioceptive activities are for children.  These heavy work exercises help provide students with sensory information about body awareness and positions.  They help to calm and regulate a student.  Proprioceptive activities can also help to wake up the muscles getting our bodies in an alert state to be ready to learn.

Some of the best proprioceptive exercises for children are monkey bars, jungle gyms and trampolines.  Obviously, those are not available throughout the school day so here are 10 proprioceptive activities for the classroom that students can do independently:

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