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countdowntoxmas Thu 28-Jul-11 13:07:05

DS LOVES jumping up and down and does this as part of his stimming. But it can't be on a trampoline as I think he likes the sensation of the hard floor. Has anyone used a pogo stick wither their children? Are they easy to use and do ASD children get satisfaction out of it? Would be interested to hear your comments

coff33pot Thu 28-Jul-11 13:25:43

Yessssss! DS loves his. I did put a link up somewhere for Amazon the other day. They have about 6 of them. There is one made of foam which is ideal for indoor use and DS has it so you could start off with that it has a bigger foam block on the bottom to help with balance it is called Bungee something or other. They pull the bungee pole bit up and jump with it. He still uses it but has a Ben 10 pogo now smile

If you go straight to a pogo you might get stroppy issues of falling off due to balance issues but once they learn they got to keep jumping and moving (and mine has noooo problem with that grin) they are ok. Just avoid the bigger thinner ones as that takes way too much skill and we took it back.

coff33pot Thu 28-Jul-11 13:27:27

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=pogo+stick&tag=mh0a9-21&index=aps&hvadid=21830710&ref=pd_sl_3r9ptd4d9g_e

There ya go although you will have to copy and paste into your browser. I was looking at the ball balancing thingy yesterday! smile

countdowntoxmas Thu 28-Jul-11 14:06:39

Looks fab. Have just ordered one. Thanks for that Coff33pot

coff33pot Thu 28-Jul-11 14:16:26

You are welcome! I have just gone in and ordered the rocket/hopper ball now so you have made me spend money toooooo grin

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