HealthQuest Stories

Show Results For:
Clear Filters

Patient Stories

View All

Subscribe to Our
e-Newsletter

Subscribe

Fun and movement in a pandemic

Sep 23, 2020, 17:05 PM
While children are participating in school virtually we need to encourage movement and activity.

Brought to you by the Skagit Valley Hospital Children’s Therapy Team

While children are participating in school virtually we need to encourage movement and activity.

Little girl playing cards

Remember, school can be completed in places other than at a desk.

To keep bodies alert and engaged while viewing a screen consider the following, for all ages:

  • Tummy time - If kids need “breaks” roll to the right or left and back.
  • Standing
  • Sitting on a therapy ball or an inflatable disc shaped cushion.

Visual Activities for Younger Children:

  • Play “I Spy”
  • Create or download a premade scavenger hunt and complete inside or outside.
  • Take turns hiding and finding an object in plain view - come up with a fun exclamation when you find it. (Huckle Buckle! was ours.)

Visual Activities for Older Children:

  • Take an outdoor break and utilize distance vision.
  • Step back from something written on paper and posted on the wall. How small of print can you read?
  • Play quick card games that require visual awareness.

Blog

165 posts

Last post : 10/26/2020

Fun and movement in a pandemic

Sep 23, 2020, 17:05 PM
While children are participating in school virtually we need to encourage movement and activity.

Brought to you by the Skagit Valley Hospital Children’s Therapy Team

While children are participating in school virtually we need to encourage movement and activity.

Little girl playing cards

Remember, school can be completed in places other than at a desk.

To keep bodies alert and engaged while viewing a screen consider the following, for all ages:

  • Tummy time - If kids need “breaks” roll to the right or left and back.
  • Standing
  • Sitting on a therapy ball or an inflatable disc shaped cushion.

Visual Activities for Younger Children:

  • Play “I Spy”
  • Create or download a premade scavenger hunt and complete inside or outside.
  • Take turns hiding and finding an object in plain view - come up with a fun exclamation when you find it. (Huckle Buckle! was ours.)

Visual Activities for Older Children:

  • Take an outdoor break and utilize distance vision.
  • Step back from something written on paper and posted on the wall. How small of print can you read?
  • Play quick card games that require visual awareness.