Friday, October 7, 2011

Working out the Wiggles

I am always looking for ways to motivate the kids to get outside and move.  Their muscles need it, and they need the sensory input.  A couple of months ago, we found this at a garage sale.

Mom, we have pogo sticks at school, but only the older kids get to play with them at recess.  Please can we buy it?  Please?

It was definitely worth whatever I paid for it.  I think of it as really cheap OT.  It works their core (at least it seems to), and improves balance and strength.

After two months, the kids are still not bored with it, and it really helps them work out those wiggles after school {or anytime!}.  Here's the Ninja move.  Did you know there were Ninja moves you could do on a pogo stick?  Me either.

The challenge is to stay on as long as possible. Ehren's current record is over fifty hops, Christian over twenty, and Anna, well, a few.  But honestly, it's all fun.  Go on.  Get your kids a pogo stick. {BTW, are you supposed to wear helmets with these?  Enlighten me, dear readers.}  Best toy ever.


  1. I love the Ninja photo! Great shot, Gretchen!!

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