Jump ‘n Slide Bouncer
Fully inflatable jumper measures 9’x12’x6’ and has two mesh doors with hook and loop closures and an attached slide with inflatable guardrails. The unit has stakes to anchor it to the ground and inflates in about a minute with the included heavy-duty blower. Maximum number of children: 3; maximum height of individuals: 5’; maximum weight 275lbs.
- This toy offers a multisensory experience, (i.e. vestibular/proprioceptive input during movement, visual and tactile) which supports sensory processing and integration.
- Improved sensory processing can help a child stay better regulated. The child is less anxious, more open to reciprocal social interactions, and more able to respond to verbal and gestural cues.
- Jumping can help increase sensory awareness.
- Many children enjoy jumping. This Jump ‘n Slide Bouncer can be used as a motivation or reward for completing a cognitive task.
- Sing a song to your jumping beat.
- If bouncing helps calm a child, then allow him to use the Jump ‘n Slide Bouncer when he needs to self regulate.
- Performing gross motor activities on this Jump ‘n Slide Bouncer can help a child increase muscle tone, strength, endurance, postural control/core stability, bilateral coordination, timing, sequencing, rhythmicity and grading of movement while engaged in a playful activity.
- Jumping on the Jump ‘n Slide Bouncer can help improve coordination and balance.
- Bouncing can help improve circulation in the body.
- Encourage a child to alter, and thus control, the strength used to jump – jump softly, jump hard, jump high, jump fast, jump slow.
- Bounce to the beat of a song (assisted or non-assisted).
- Sing the song, “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on a Bed”. After each monkey “falls off and bumps his head” have the child slide down the slide to “get off the bed”.
- Have the child sit or lie in the Jump ‘n Slide Bouncer and gently bounce the bed of the Jump ‘n Slide Bouncer for him.
- Body awareness can be felt and understood when bouncing.
- Confidence in movement can be increased as most children are able to bounce at some level.
- Turn taking can be promoted as kids share the bouncer with others.
- Kids can bounce independently or with other kids to promote peer interaction.
- Jump different ways--high, slow, fast.
- Kids can be "Simon" in a game of "Simon Says" to role model and provide directions for the other kids interacting in the bouncer.
Developmental Processes Promoted
- Social Interaction
- Core Strengthening
- Trunk Strength
- Coordinated Movement
- Physical Range of Motion
- Proprioceptive Input
- Gross Motor
- Motor Planning
- Action Concepts
- Cause & Effect
- Self Esteem
- Bilateral Coordination
- Peer Interaction
- Turn Taking
- Approximate Price:
- Age Range:
- Levels of Play:
- One Level
- Surface Wipe