--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Toy encourages child in walking and developing balancing skills. Cut out shape of horse's head from a 6 inch by 9 inch piece of plywood. Drill hole for handle made from 6 inch piece of broom handle. Glue horse's head to another piece of broom handle cut to fit child. Paint hobby horse. Add two wheels to act as stabilizers if necessary. Includes sketch. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Caston, D TITLE: Easy to Make Toys for Your Handicapped Child R
Lateral Rocking Horse
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide balance practice for children with balance and neurological disabilities. Built of plywood, this rocker has a seat with a footrest, a front safety bar, and horse-shaped sides. The unit is mounted on lateral rockers that rotate approximately 25 degrees from vertical on either side. TITLE: Happy Seating. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 27, Number 3, October 2007: p. 9-11. PAGES: 4. (including cover).
The Bridge is a set designed for children with balance disabilities to provide innumerable options for balance training, movement exercises and group play. Ships in 1 week. When combined with The River, The Bridge pieces makes a challenging obstacle course. These balancing steps can be used in a cross format to represent a river running under a bridge.
Woodcraft Creations Adapted Hobby Horse
The Woodcraft Creations Adapted Hobby Horse is a rocking horse with a safety seat designed for ablebodied children and children with disabilities. This therapeutic toy is hand-made from hardwoods and consists of a horse with saddle, bridle, and mane mounted on a wide rocking platform. Hand and foot holds are located on both sides.The removable adapter safety seat supports the child on all sides and comes with a seatbelt. When seated in the adapter, the child can move his or her arms and legs fre