These resources are suitable for those who are mobile on the floor with mild physical disabilities.

  • These children and young people will have mild physical disabilities and probably use their wheelchair outside or for longer distances but are mobile on the floor inside and may be walking with a stick or walking frame for some of the time. We call these our Bustling Butterflies.

  • This includes any child with any disability where the child is expected to walk one day but hasn’t yet reached that developmental step. 

  • This includes those with or without a learning difficulty.

If you find that these resources do not fit your child’s needs, please go back to our home page and click on the tile that most suits your child.

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Our Home Resources

These resources are packed with ideas, information and external links for play, exercise and activities for home. Each idea or activity has a therapeutic twist so that you know that everything you are doing is helping your child’s health and well-being as well as being great fun.

Hand/Eye Coordination

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Hand eye coordination is the relationship with what we see and how we use our hands. This page gives ideas on how to develop this skill.

Click here for more info, ideas and resources. 

Upper Body Exercises

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We need good shoulder, elbow, wrist hand and finger strength and stability to carry, manipulate, stabilise ourselves and for hand dexterity and fine motor skills. 

Click here for more info, ideas and resources. 

Balancing and Mobility Exercises

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Good coordination and balance in the legs is key to kneeling, standing and taking steps – leading to walking. 

Click here for more info, ideas and resources. 

Core Muscle Strength

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Core stability refers to the strength in your tummy and back and the amount of control and balance between the two sets of muscles. It is key to strength and stability in the whole body.

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Messy Play

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Messy play is a lot of fun but is also great for your child’s development. It’s good for stimulating brain development as well as helping children get used to different sensations. 

Click here for more info, ideas and resources. 

Indoor Games and Sports

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Sport is a great way to get exercise, and is known to boost confidence and improve self-esteem as well as improving strength and stamina. This page gives ideas of how to bring sports into your home.

Click here for more info, ideas and resources. 

Indoor Activities

Here are some ideas of games and activities you can do at home to get your child’s whole body moving and to develop their gross motor skills. 

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Workout videos

How to exercise at home for children with disabilities

This page includes our favourite workout and exercise videos suitable for our Bustling Butterflies.

Click here for more info, ideas and resources. 

Massage

Massage for children with disabilities who are mobile with learning difficulties

Massage help to relax tight muscles and other soft tissues. This page gives demonstrations and information on how to massage at home.

Click here for more info, ideas and resources. 

Our Home Videos

We’ve created some special videos to help Gympanzees’ families exercise and play at home. The ‘Our Home’ videos below are suitable for Bustling Butterflies.

Making a juggle board

This video shows you how to create a simple juggle board for the juggling balls to travel along. A great interactive game for children of all abilities.

Make a paper Minecraft character

This is a great way to strengthen your child’s hands.

Make your own salt dough

Playing with salt dough is a great way to strengthen hand and arm muscles for fine and gross motor skills,

Obstacle Course

This obstacle course is suitable for those children who can crawl along the floor.

Scavenger Hunt

The scavenger hunt is really simple and easy to set up. It can be adapted to suit any disability and household.

Silly Socks and a bit of Boccia

We have created some fun easy to set up games. All you need are some socks!

Laser quest in a box

You can create the laser string quest in any object and include lots of sensory objects for your children to collect.

Other Bustling Butterflies Resources Coming Soon!

Fine Motor Skills

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Music at Home

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Vestibular Activities

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Proprioception Activities

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Calming Activities

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Apps

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Crafts

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Communication and Play

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Imaginative Play

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