The last couple weeks, we had a LOT of rain! So we were stuck inside. Being stuck inside with two little ones can be tough. A few weeks ago, we made a fort, which is AWESOME for working on speech and language skills! This last week, we did something that I used to do all the time in my speech sessions with my little ones: we made an obstacle course!
What is an obstacle course?
An obstacle course is a series of challenging physical activities an individual must navigate through. The activities often require gross motor skills such as climbing, walking, running, crawling, jumping, balancing, and maybe even rolling, spinning, and swinging! You can make the courses easy or difficult, and you can develop and plan them around the specific needs and abilities of the people who will be completing them. They are fantastic for gross motor, motor planning, visual perception, critical thinking, problem solving, and speech and language skills.
How can you make one in your home?
You can make an obstacle indoor or outdoor, but today I am going to talk about making an indoor one. You will need to first gather items to set up the obstacle course. Some possible ideas: