Glow in the Dark

Glow in the dark stuff is cool and good for a person.   If you’ve been around this site at all you’ve figured out I am a big fan of vision therapy. I believe that especially for kids with ADHD, glow in the dark toys may have extra benefit.  The inability to focus they experience may not simply be a concentration issue, but many kids with ADHD have difficulty filtering out extraneous information.  A dark room with a source of light that is easily controlled is easier to focus on than an  item in the day in a well lit slightly cluttered room.  Lights in the darkness are a beneficial biofeedback tool for anyone wanting to improve the quality of their movements.  The contrast makes trajectory, and coordinated movement make much more sense… with the added benefit…it’s fun

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POI

My daughter has talked about poi for a long time. She especially loves the fire spinners.   I know those exist but do not trust the coordination to go there at my house so I am limiting my poi to non flaming lights. [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0091Q11G6″ locale=”us” height=”97″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41s1O72G%2BML._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″][easyazon-image align=”right” asin=”B00AEJLX2Q” locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/11xF0gBJHbL._SL110_.jpg” width=”82″]These are awesome and encourage movement exploration are fun. Pod poi are soft so they don’t hurt if you hit yourself with them while trying to find pattern the flow lights are relatively easy to manipulate and the clear holders can hold flow lights or even glow sticks from the 99 cent store small and portable enough for my purse they provide entertainment at beach bonfires, dessert camping, the park after dark, and of course the back yard after the streetlights come on.

 

Glow in the dark shoelaces and gloves are  great biofeedback tools  for those wanting to change movement patterns, improve coordination,  [easyazon-image align=”right” asin=”B00ASWNGVA” locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51tLqAuYeCL._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″][easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B004U0IRGU” locale=”us” height=”78″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41rGkc66WKL._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″] play after sundown, develop focus,    and for parents who want to find their kids at night.  Watch finger patterns, explore motions, see them on and in the mirror, put music on and dance. Whether for Raves or for Rehab  cool stuff

 

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Hips and heads, do we move them enough or appreciate their connection?

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At some point I will have videos of an exercise program I call A cup of Joga,   [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00AMN178E” locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51DwCipMmeL._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″][easyazon-image align=”right” asin=”B000IZ9N78″ locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/11cltqavDCL._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″] this can be done in the dark with these cups. These are also good for parties where the lights are low or non existent. I like that once you have the cups they are easily re-charged by regular glow sticks which if you buy in bulk here it is cheaper than I used to get them at the 99 cent store!

 

Diffraction glasses are not glow in the dark by themselves but, if you like to be entertained by light in the darkness, these are like a portable kaleidoscope where every source of light becomes a rainbow. [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00BMTZV6G” locale=”us” height=”84″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41IHcYEDdLL._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″][easyazon-image align=”right” asin=”B0095ZPR54″ locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51cH%2BOstp8L._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″]  I have a higher quality pair listed here and bulk, cheap set easily passed out as party favors at bonfires, Christmas parties for looking at the tree in a whole new way, 4th of  July celebrations to totally expand the oooh factor of the fireworks show. Contemplative meditation is different when the world is full of rainbows, children love them, the complete change in a  surroundings appearance make these welcome to many who are housebound  [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00CXBZFOA” locale=”us” height=”90″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KK8JjKA%2BL._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″]   [easyazon-image align=”right” asin=”B00DCCKHO2″ locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41HT8Fu4IVL._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″]  or even stuck in a hospital bed.  I recommend people try them sitting before they try walking with them because some people find them disorienting. Never use these while driving, but if you want a way to see more beauty in the world around you, you don’t have to wait for the next rain storm to see rainbows!

 

These rings and finger lights are  fun to hand out at Halloween, stocking stuffers for Christmas, easy to incorporate in Hanukkah light decorations.  [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B004083ELK” locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41f-jBrWK5L._SL110_.jpg” width=”86″][easyazon-image align=”right” asin=”B008JE5KZY” locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21w9VLZyhOL._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″]   For people with TBI, however turning them off and on helps to reconnect mind connections from right to left and left to right. I like the large packages because they have a limited time span that they work. I had a ring do ~70 hours of continuous wear. The finger lights you can mix colors so each finger has it’s own color or have one hand have one color and the other the other. Two people can play with mirrored hand motions, And of course the finger lights are good for annoying cats.

 

I admit it… I like to dance in the dark…with a light saber!  I would much rather call it dancing than aerobic exercise. Kids love these…but not as much as I do. No matter if you are rehabbing a shoulder, working on dynamic stability, or practicing vision therapy glowing makes it more fun.[easyazon-image align=”right” asin=”B0060D9K0C” locale=”us” height=”73″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41k%2BmC0ZtTL._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″][easyazon-image align=”right” asin=”B00345MQ8W” locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31FcDwl1F2L._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″][easyazon-image align=”right” asin=”B003NA1IRI” locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41OybsBmQvL._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″][easyazon-image align=”right” asin=”B003N9UE9M” locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/419I5biXJiL._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″][easyazon-image align=”right” asin=”B005E0LGIG” locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31G0q7-KB1L._SL110_.jpg” width=”86″]

 

 

 

 

Having something to swing around, dance with, perform mock battles, entertain yourself in the mirror, enjoy a glowing extension of your arm.  Whether you want to be a fairy princess, a swashbuckling pirate, a ninja, or a jedi knight…

Get your Glow on!

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