We all have moments where we look at our kids and say how can you have so much energy. Children in general have a lot of energy. Trust me there are days I wish I could steal some of it.
Harnessing the energy especially during times they need to sit and focus can be very difficult. Class work can be very difficult. But admit it even we, adults, struggle to sit and focus at times.
Flexible or active seating is designed to really focus on this issue.
Flexible seating allows the child to have some control and movement during times they need to focus. Flexible seating is simply giving the person seating options. These options can be as simple as a carpet square, a LakiKid Wiggle Seat, Fidget Band or Ball Chair. The whole goal is to allow them the freedom to choose and move while still doing their work, sitting in class, at an appointment, during homework, or during meals.
The idea behind flexible seating is to move from traditional sitting at a desk, to having options. In a classroom we've seen stools, bean bag chairs, rocking chairs, barstools, fidget bands, wobble chairs, wiggle seats, and more
Think about it. Most bodies have a constant need to move. So by harnessing that need by using flexible seating we allow them to be more productive, and less disruptive.