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Race running for people with a disability has really got my heart pumping!

So many of you know that I look after children and young adults of all abilities. Most of my posts have been about babies of late and I thought it was time to introduce you to a new product and sport that is AMAZING! It’s called Race running and Dejay Medical in Australia ( no money is changing hands for that free plug!) is having come and try days in November. check their website for details. www.dejay.com.au.

What’s even greater is that Race Running debuted at the Para Athlete Championships in Europe this year. It uses a three wheeled walking/ running bike that give support via a bike seat and a chest piece for children that can walk but not run; or have reduced balance or co-ordination; or cannot walk but can use their legs to propel. it is uber friendly for participation and aerobic exercise!

Loving innovation for physical literacy!

Daisy shows us how to get crawling

Sometimes children find it really difficult to crawl. It might be because they lack body on body rotation movement patterns or upper body strength or tone. They may not be able to cross the midline easily or may have delayed protective ( positive supporting) reactions that you use to save your face when you are about to fall. Some children have balance or vestibular issues that make them fearful to put their head down. In Daisy's case, she had flat head syndrome (plagiocephaly) with reduced neck movement (torticollis) and this affected her motor skill development in her first twelve months.

Have a look at these lovely videos of us encouraging Daisy to link sitting to tummy and vice versa; high kneel to develop better control around her low back and tummy; practicing her arm parachute reactions; achieving all fours and beginning to crawl, once her neck range is all okay.