Children love ball pits; however, it seems like a weird addition to an aerial yoga studio, right? Ball pits offer children opportunities to jump, swim, and hide. This fun sensory experience also has multiple therapeutic benefits and is a great addition to kid’s yoga classes.
Mindfulness. Ball pits offer opportunities to practice mindfulness. Hide a few smaller balls and have children use their tactile and visual skills to find the balls. This activity improves focus and concentration.
Eye-Hand Coordination. If balls roll out of the ball pit then children are able to work on eye-hand coordination by throwing the balls back into the pit.
Relaxation. The ball pit at Mindful Child Aerial Yoga is made of soft material that offers a quiet place to breathe and be calm. Children love when we incorporate it into a sensory station.
Ball pits are a fantastic therapeutic tools to work on body awareness, motor planning, proprioception, and tactile input. Ball pits can provide endless therapeutic benefits! Children have the opportunity to exercise their sensory system all while being mindful, relaxed and most importantly, having FUN.