New Favorite Toy of the Month

My latest find is the "Spooner".  As far as I can tell, this is a training device for using skateboards, snowboards and surfboards.  It consists of a piece of plastic that is curved up at either end, and comes with instructions for how to balance while seated or standing, and how to jump and make the board spin around while you land the other way.

I can't describe it as well, but picture in your mind snowboarders doing tricks that flip their snowboards around as they jump in the air and you get the idea.  Think of this as the bicycle with training wheels that leads eventually to mountain biking.  Even children who have difficulty with balance and coordinating their bodies have fun with this toy.

A simple piece of plastic, but the children I know love it and will keep trying even if they fall off.  To have an activity that children like enough to stay with it even if it's tough makes it a winner in my book.

Moira Sullivan

Moira uses a holistic approach that promotes healthy development in the child while honoring and supporting their relationship with their family and the community. A graduate of San Jose State University, she has advanced training in sensory integration, visual perception and visual-motor integration, DIR Floortime, oral motor rehabilitation, strength and endurance training, and myofascial release.