Uses for Flexible Seating in the Classroom
Everyone who tries sitting on K'Motion Stools are amazed by how comfortable, sturdy, and engaging they are, which is why K'Motion Stools and other alternative seating options are becoming a classroom favorite for both teachers and students. Flexible seating proves that classroom furniture doesn't have to be traditional to be effective in helping kids learn. Whether you already have several K'Motion Stools in your classroom or are considering trying the Jellyfish Seating or Bouncy Bands®, these tips on the various ways flexible seating can be used in the classroom to create a more engaging learning environment will have you and your students wanting more!
1. Calm the Wiggles
Being able to move while sitting down helps many children who normally can't sit still or who have special needs stay seated and focus more on learning and completing their assignments.
2. Teach More Effectively
K'Motion Stools, Jellyfish Seating, and other active seating solutions are also a great way for teachers to go around the classroom and help students on an individual or small group basis.
3. Practice Self-Control
Not everyone can afford to purchase a class set of K'Motion Stools or other alternative seating options, but having only a few active seating solutions for your class can present a variety of learning opportunities for children. Learning to share, waiting for their turn, and working together to problem solve how everyone can have a turn are just a few examples.
4. Improve Posture
The ergonomic K'Motion Stools and Jellyfish Seating allow for freedom of movement and provide support for children while also making them engage their core to stay sitting upright.
5. Develop Trunk Control
Children with physical disabilities can also benefit from sitting on K'Motion Stools and other flexible seating options as they work to develop better trunk control. The body of a K'Motion Stool is very stable and soft padding prevents slipping, which makes a K'Motion Stool a safe seating alternative for some children with special needs.
6. Provide Portable Seating
Alternative seating options, such as the K'Motion Stools and Jellyfish Seating, are typically light enough that you can easily move them around the classroom and to other areas in the school. You can even choose to take them outside for an outdoors lesson if you'd like. Portable furniture options will also help students who have trouble focusing concentrate in their other classes.
7. Make Group Time Comfortable
Doing activities as a class often means children have to sit crisscross applesauce on the floor, which can be uncomfortable for everyone if it's for a long period of time or if it's a large group. Using K'Motion Stools or Jellyfish Seating for group time means everyone gets a comfortable seat that gives them the option of moving while sitting. These active seating options are also easier to move and take up less space than traditional classroom chairs.
8. Reward Students
If you only have a couple alternative seating options in your classroom, create a special flexible seating workstation for students to use if they need a little extra help or as a reward for a good job. This will encourage them to ask for help and strive to be a good student.
Sitting in a chair the majority of the day isn't an easy task, especially for young children. Providing children with safe and comfortable seating that benefits them physically and mentally will help you create a positive and engaging learning environment.
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