We have two special student chairs that you may have heard about if you have a child in my class. They are called Zuma Rockers. Many classrooms use them to help kids improve their work habits in the classroom. Our school division’s occupational therapist, Rob Thiessen says that the chairs:
“provide the exercise that the body needs throughout the day and promotes increased muscle tone, The linear movement also helps to calm the nervous system just like spinning excites it. The smooth rhythmic movements work to promote a predictable and calming sensation. “
We also are currently trying out a Desk Cycle. There is lots of information online about their benefits in the classroom. Here is an article describing improved learning using it.