Sometimes children require additional support to meet important milestones. It is critical that this support be given at a time when the baby has aged into the appropriate developmental window. It becomes much harder to teach these play skills after this window has passed. The Squiggles Early Activity System by Ottobock promotes play in four different positions in order to help with physical, cognitive, and sensory development. Reaching these milestones makes it possible for the baby to move on to the next developmental skill. Based on the latest clinical research, this Early Activity System promotes play while the baby is lying on their back, side, tummy, and sitting up. It also assists the baby in the transitory phase of getting up on his or her hands and knees to prepare for crawling.
The back supports, included with the EAS, help the baby develop muscles in the neck, tummy, shoulder and hip flexes because it requires them to lift their head and arms against the pull of gravity. Lying on the back during play is a baby's first stage of development and helps him or her to become more aware of the world of the world around them. Lying on the back also promotes sensory development because it is the position in which it is easiest for them to focus their eyes.
As the child gets older, they will need the tummy supports included with the system that assists them in lying in the prone position. Spending time in this position regularly helps the baby strengthen their shoulders, neck, arms, and back. It is crucial that all of these muscles are developed to prepare the baby to sit up on their own. Lying on the tummy also promotes the child's ability to coordinate their vision with their hand movements.
U-shaped floor sitting supports included with this system stabilizes the baby's pelvis and torso, which allows the child to focus on moving their arms to reach for things around them. This promotes cognitive development and coordination. It gives them an opportunity to experience more of the world. As the child begins to use the activity system to pull themselves up on their hands and needs, they will develop further strength that prepares them to crawl. Learning to pull themselves into this position also helps them with sensory development and spatial awareness.
The Leckey EAS has machine washable and tumble dry covers. The entire system is lightweight and can travel with you with ease, allowing the baby to have access to the supports wherever you go. Included with the system is a convenient carry bag and a therapy manual that makes it easy for therapists and parents to maximize the benefits of the activity system.
Features and Benefits:
- Encourages Play in Four Positions
- Promotes Development in Babies
- Based on Latest Clinical Research
- Encourages Learning Through Play
- Therapy Manual Included
- Convenient Transport Bag
- Requires No Special Training
- Back Lying
- Tummy Lying
- Side Lying
- Floor Sitting
- Hands and Knees (Four Point Kneeling)
- Machine Washable And Tumble Dry Covers
- Lightweight, Compact, Portable
- Provides Support Wherever You Go
- Manufacturer: Ottobock
- Brand: Leckey
- Item Number: 414C89=30000
- Activity Playmat
- Sitting Support
- Trunk Wedge
- Head Support
- 2 Positioning Straps
- 2 Medium Rolls
- 2 Small Rolls
- Squiggles Duffel Bag
Manuals and Documents
Product Technical Info.
Ages 0-36 Months Complexity Moderate to Complex Maximum User Weight 33 lbs Maximum Body Height 39 Inches Floor Mat Width 30 Inches Floor Mat Length 29.5 Inches Seat Height 7.48 Inches Seat Depth 11.81 Inches Seat Maximum Width 7.87 Inches Seat Minimum Width 9.84 Inches Support Roller Pad Diameter(Small & Medium) 3.15 Inches Support Roller Pad Width (Small & Medium) 2.36 Inches Support Roller Pad Length (Small) 23.62 Support Roller Pad Length (Medium) 27.56 Inches Trunk Width 11.02 Inches Trunk Length 8.19 Inches Trunk Angle 7.5 Degrees Positioning Straps Width 3.15 Inches Positioning Straps Length 25.98 Inches
Introduction to Leckey Squiggles EAS Video (2:30 minutes)
Squiggles EAS Video (1:54 minutes)
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