Getting Active Indoors with Fun and Function!
My Sawyer and J.C. have Sensory Processing Disorder and Sawyer has recently been diagnosed with ADHD. These two are ALWAYS on the move; seeking out motion and strong sensory input in whatever (not always appropriate) way they can. That kind of activity is easy to get outside and on the playground but with winter on its way, I’ve started to focus more on finding them some acceptable ways to meet their needs indoors. Their occupational therapists recommend any toys, games, or obstacle courses that get them lifting, pushing, pulling, spinning, and moving. Some families create sensory spaces with swings, mats, and crash pads, but we don’t have the space in our home. So when we were sent a Soft Saddle Scooter and Crawl and Calm Resistance Tunnel to try out, I was thrilled! Here’s our review…
The Fun and Function Soft Saddle Scooter: Reviewed
I’ve never been a fan of store-bought ride-on toys. We don’t need cutesy cartoon characters, annoying sounds or blinking lights. My kids (nearly 3, 6, and 8) are getting too big and rough for the cheap plastic ride-on toys you find in stores. THIS – the Fun and Function Soft Saddle Scooter – is exactly what we needed.
It came ready to go – NO ASSEMBLY REQUIRED! – with smooth moving and spinning casters and a somewhat cushy but tough and supportive foam seat. We pulled it out of the box and they were off!
It’s low to the ground, for more security and a great leg workout, too. And it comes in two sizes – small and large. We got the large so that all of the kids could use it. And they sure do. They love pulling and pushing one another around. While this is perfect for my kids’ special sensory needs (hello proprioceptive and vestibular input!), it’d be an awesome choice to have indoors for any typical kids, too!
The Fun and Function Crawl and Calm Resistance Tunnel: Reviewed
My kids use their pop up tunnel lots. So when we got this resistance tunnel, I thought it’d be a hit. It took a couple times to coax J.C. through, but once he did, he wanted to go through over and over again. It’s essentially a long tube of stretchy fabric and gives great pressure and compression when a kiddo crawls through. We love to incorporate this into our obstacle courses or put puzzle pieces at one end and the puzzle to place them in at the other. And the best part: it just nests right in our basket of sensory supplies when not in use; perfect for our small house!
More Kids Holiday Wishlist Reviews:
Looking for some more great toy ideas for under the tree? My fellow bloggers of the Kid Blogger Network have collaborated to review all of their favorite toys this holiday season. Here are the others you NEED to check out…
- Royal Baby Kids Bikes from Lalymom
- Nabi 2 Kid Tablet Review from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tail
- Blocks Rock from P is for Preschooler
- The Best Value Train Table from Craftulate
- Lego and Lego Duplo Blocks Review from Chicken Babies
- Haba Technics Wooden Blocks from Wildflower Ramblings
- Samsung Galaxy 4 Review from Line Upon Line Learning
- Airzone Trampoline Review from Mom Inspired Life
- Zoomer Zuppies Review from Something 2 Offer
- iPad Mini Review from Little Bins For Little Hands
- Xbox One Review from The Jenny Evolution
- Caring Corners Cottage from Best Toys for Toddlers
- Childcraft Light Table Review from Lemon Lime Adventures
- Peg and Plum Handmade Peg Dolls Review & Giveaway from Bare Feet on the Dashboard
- Magna-Tiles Review & 100 Piece Set Giveaway from And Next Comes L
- KidKraft Retro Kitchen Review from Where Imagination Grows
- Step 2 Skyward Summit Review from Stir the Wonder
- Electronic Snap Circuits Review by My Nearest and Dearest
- Melissa and Doug Standing Floor Easel from Artsy Momma
- Step 2 Sand & Water Table from Mamas Like Me
- Fun and Function Soft Saddle Scooter Review from B-Inspired Mama
- Step2 WaterWheel Activity Play Table Review from School Time Snippets
- Balance Bike Review Featuring Yuba’s “Flip Flop” Bike from Nothing if Not Intentional
- KidKraft Train Table with Trundle Drawers Review from Sugar Aunts
- Gifts for Kids – Engino Simple Machines from Planet Smarty Pants
- Power Wheels Corvette Review from House of Burke
- The Complete Calvin and Hobbes Box Set Review from Adventure in a Box
- Step 2 Naturally Playful Sandbox Review by Happily Ever Mom
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What is on your kids holiday wishlist this year? Have you ever tried any toys from Fun and Function? How about any ride-on toys?
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