Wednesday, 3 April 2013
Tried it Tuesday- Sit 'n' Gym ball
I'm Linking up with Fourth Grade Flipper for Tried it Tuesday!
This year I purchased a Sit 'n' Gym ball after seeing some of these on a few American teachers blogs. Special Needs Australia for about $50 with p&h. The bigger size would have been great but it was just too expensive and when I looked at cheaper balls they were all from the US and either didn't ship here or postage worked it out to the same price or more.
What I love about this product is the legs on the bottom and how it is pretty stable. The kids love it and everyone wants to sit on it which is great. It does the job I wanted it to do- helps my ASD students sit up and be able to move around a little without getting in the way of others. One of my poppets in particular could not sit on the floor without knocking, bumping or hitting every kid near him. It has really helped with his self-confidence this year :)
What I don't like is that it is too low to sit at our tables- I probably should have bought the bigger size. I also wish that I was able to buy more- I have 3 ASD students who would really benefit from this and at the moment we have to share.
Have you tried one of these or do you have something else you could recommend for my kiddos that find it hard to sit still?