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.
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.
Upper Body Exercises
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.
Core Muscle Strength
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.
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.
Indoor Games and Sports
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.
Fine Motor Development
Good fine motor skills enable children to do carry out activities of daily living including feeding or dressing themselves, playing with toys, doing their school work with a pen or typing, using a tablet or using their hands to communicate.
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,
This obstacle course is suitable for those children who can crawl along the floor.
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!
Music at Home
Communication and Play