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Mobility Device Is A Big Hit In Elementary Schools’ Physical Education Programs
Elementary schools across the nation have introduced a Power Pumper® into their physical education programs and found it to be a big hit with children and educators alike. Why? Because kids enjoy riding what they see as a “cool” product. Educators see it differently. They recognize that as children use this mobility device they are actually receiving an aerobic workout, building endurance and increasing muscle tone in all major muscle groups. These are just a few of the many benefits of the Power Pumper®. Educators with sedentary children in their programs have discovered that the Power Pumper® is a critical element in providing the motivation to become active. It is easy to operate and because it is low to the ground, children with severe special needs can participate safely. Its durable, blow-molded construction is made to withstand the typical abuse it would receive daily in a physical education class. Educators using the Power Pumper® give it high marks and feel it is a piece of equipment every school should incorporate into their physical education program.
The Power Pumper® – Produced Incredible Results In Baldwin, NY School
Case Study From October, 2003. Baldwin, NY
Carolyn, a physical therapist in the public school system in Baldwin, N.Y., is always looking for new, innovative products that encourage physical fitness for the disabled population. She became interested in the Power Pumper® because it was fun for kids and provided many health and therapeutic benefits. She had been working with a 10-year-old child with cerebral palsy who was also overweight. For five years she struggled to get this child to engage in any physical activity. She had tried other ride-on devices with no success.
Then she tried the Power Pumper® and found the child was able to ride it the very first time. As Carolyn puts it, “Her smile, when she saw that she could propel it herself, was a reward in itself.” Since being introduced to the Power Pumper®, the child wants to ride it every day. She has discovered new mobility and is learning where her body is in relation to her environment in a way that she has not previously experienced. Within the first few weeks of riding the Power Pumper®, she began to demonstrate willingness towards attempting other physical activities. Carolyn is now an enthusiastic advocate for the Power Pumper® and recommends that all schools implement this into their physical education programs.
The Power Pumper® provides significant therapeutic benefits for:
- Bilateral Coordination
- Extremity Development
- Self-esteem & Confidence
- Social Skills Development
- Praxis or Motor Planning
- Increased Endurance
- Muscle Tone
- Visual Skills
- Age Appropriate Play Skills
- Motor Coordination
- Posture Stability
- Spatial Awareness
- Regulation of Activity