How to Help Your Special Needs Child Improve Motor Skills, Cognitive Function, and Social Interactions With Playaway Toy

If you are the parent of a special needs child, then you know that playtime can have its unique challenges. You may find it difficult to provide your child with enough playtime over the course of the day. Other times, it can be a struggle to even get your child outside, or when your child feels frustrated it can be hard to find activities that will calm them down.

Special needs children deserve toys and playgrounds thoughtfully designed for them.

Playaway Toy brings this indoor playground equipment to your home. We designed these toys specifically for children who need more time to complete tasks due to physical limitations or developmental delays. Our indoor play structures will help improve motor skills, cognitive function, and encourage social interaction.

Our products turn any doorway into an open-concept play space. We desire to create a place where kids can burn off energy, develop their skills, and enjoy real play.

 

Benefits of physical activity for kids with disabilities

Physical activities such as interactive exercise and sports help improve your child’s overall health in many ways.

Regular play and exercise promote the release of endorphins into your body. Endorphins, otherwise known as the “feel-good” chemicals released during exercise have been shown to increase and improve learning. They also boost our children’s moods as well.

Maintaining a healthy body weight is important as well. Daily play and exercise are instrumental in reducing the risk of obesity and diabetes.

Some types of regular physical activity may also strengthen muscles and bones. It may also increase bone density, lower blood pressure, help control blood sugar levels, and improve cholesterol levels.

Regular play and physical activity can also ease the symptoms of some chronic conditions such as arthritis, asthma, and heart disease.

Kids with disabilities will need extra care and thought to get that daily exercise. They may have a more challenging time participating in sports or other recreational activities than their peers do. They might lack the coordination, stamina, or strength of their peers.

However, with the right equipment and encouragement, our kids can be active year-round. Finding the right exercise for your child will help build independence and self-confidence.

 

3 Rules for exercising with kids who have disabilities:

 

1) Always ensure that an adult is supervising when engaging in any exercise.

2) Allow time for your child to warm up before any strenuous physical activity. Stretching can be a great warm-up and cool-down exercise.

3) Set parameters and time limits on exercise to prevent over-exhaustion or injuries.

Great Quality Outdoor Activities

Your special needs child’s needs for play and exercise are very similar to other children their age. Making time to adjust to your child’s specific needs is crucial. Spend time trying a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor activities with your kid.

 

1) Hiking or walking in your neighborhood or park.

Waking and hiking promote adventure and exploration, engaging your child’s mind as well as body.

2) Swimming and water aerobics at your local pool.

This low-impact exercise relieves tension on joints and muscles. It also can promote endurance, increased upper arm function, and strength.

3) Going for a bike ride.

If you have a child who uses a wheelchair you can try using adaptive equipment that can attach to the bike.

4) Group sports or play like catch, soccer, hopscotch, or four square with friends outside.

Group play or playing with friends promotes social skills as well as physical activity.

Rainy Day® Indoor Playground

5) Commercial playground equipment like swings, slides, and climbing equipment.

Your local playground is a great place to burn off energy and meet friends.

Rainy Day® Indoor Playground

Create a space for your child to move and build confidence. Get creative and have fun with it. Outdoor activities are necessary for your child’s physical and mental health.

As the weather changes throughout the year you might find yourself indoors more often. Commercial playground equipment can get too hot in the summer sun or too cold in the winter air. Indoor play structures like the Playaway Toy can provide hours of fun and exercise for kids of all ages, abilities, and interests as the seasons change.

We offer many different types of indoor playground equipment and swings to choose from. You’re sure to find an indoor playground that your child will love.

 

Indoor Playground Equipment for At-Home Fun

The Playaway Toy is the ideal indoor playground equipment for your kids because as your kids grow and age, we can adapt to them. We offer interchangeable parts for each of our products. When you are not using your swing, you can easily store it away. Our Rainy Day® Indoor Support Bar is ready for the days when you are stuck inside. Simply install the bar on your doorway and your apartment or condo can become an indoor playground. It suspends from almost any door frame measuring 29″ – 36″. You can choose from any of these products below:

Indoor Baby Swing

-rated the best indoor swing for babies around by parents and therapists alike.

Indoor Strap Swing

-a favorite doorway swing for many because swinging is just plain fun

Indoor Net Swing

An optional study board; provides hours of relaxation and a quiet, secure place to study.

Indoor Trapeze Bar

-mounting hardware can be raised or lowered to the desired height to accommodate each child.

Indoor One Seated Glider

-handgrips and footrest positions provide kids of all sizes with comfort.

Indoor Teeter Totter

-can be placed at eight different levels on your door

Platform Swing

– 2-in-1 rotary platform swing allows for an endless array of vestibular and sensory for therapy

Body Define

-indoor fitness system, doorway gym, home exercises

 

Playaway Toy Improves Motor Skills

Motor skills are defined as the body’s capacity to manage and process movement. Common motor skills include tracking an object with your eyes, balancing on one leg, or climbing stairs.

An indoor playground swing, like the Playaway Toy, hung on the doorframe encourages the use and improvement of your child’s motor skills. A swing helps develop fine motor skills like grip strength and finger coordination. It also helps strengthen muscles in your child’s arms, legs, and core.

 

Playaway Toy Boosts Cognitive Function

Indoor playground equipment like Playaway Toy is excellent for improving cognitive function and social interactions in special needs children. The repetitive rhythm of swinging develops your child’s focus, attention span, and reasoning. Building stronger cognitive function is imperative as your special need’s child develops. Swinging allows your child to explore and move about which will boost their cognitive function in the long run.

 

Playaway Toy Encourages Social Interaction

In addition, the social interaction that takes place while swinging can help boost communication and socialization skills. As your child swings, they practice skills such as sharing, cooperation, taking turns, and showing respect for others when using the swing in a group setting. Swing time with an indoor playground is a fun and beneficial activity for any special needs child.

 

The Playaway Toy is the Perfect Addition

Play is so important for any child. You can turn your house into an indoor playground with a variety of our different swings. Shopping for the perfect toy has never been so easy. We aim to take the hassle out of the installation by making it super simple. We offer a great product warranty.

The Playaway Toy improves your child’s motor skills, boosts their cognitive function, and encourages positive social interaction. Click here to shop our sale.

 

 

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