Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Therapeutic Bouncing

If you have a kid on the autism spectrum, whom also happens to be a sensory seeker, I’ll bet you’ve gone to facility with “jumpy castles.” In fact, I suspect you've celebrated their birthdays at these places because your kids love it. With all the jumping, sliding and crashing into inflatable slides and jumping rings, these places give kids with proprioceptive and vestibular sensory issues the input their bodies crave.

A new joint—The Hop—opened a few months ago by our house. I’ve gone there two days in a row while Ethan and James are on Christmas break from school. I pay $10 to let my kids crash into puffy, plastic walls, and I get a few moments to chat with my friends—it’s a win/win situation!

6 comments:

jennie said...

We need to try that place!

laughingatchaos said...

WHEREWHEREWHERE?????

MaryAnn Ashley said...

We went to a Birthday Party at a place very similar & the girls loved it.

Your post about Ethan reading the Gingerbread Boy was really sweet. Go Ethan!

StatMama said...

What a cool place!! My son would LOVE this. We're looking into getting him a therapeutic trampoline (one with the bar that you hold on to) to help with his need for jumping stimulation. He keeps trying to jump off of furniture at home!

Kathleen said...

It is great, just off of grant and 124th. it has much better jump times than pump it up. sorry we couldn't make it the other day cathy, too many sick people.....

Michelle O'Neil said...

My child loves it, but only if she and her brother are the only kids. Her balance issues make it frightening if she's getting jostled around. (I've bribed more than one bouncy castle operator to let it be just my two for five minutes).