Monday, August 2, 2010

A personal note...and WATER BALLOONS

Hello Fabulous Leaping Legs Readers,
I hope your summer has been filled with adventure, relaxation, observations and explorations.  I, unfortuntaley, have been struggling with two bulging discs in my neck which will require surgery this month.  I am expected to have a full recovery, with no movement restrictions. 

As typing is painful, I will be taking a small hiatus from the blog and will be back to sharing with you hopefully sometime in September.

I will leave this posting with a fun summer activity: water balloons! Great to cool off in the summer - and to work on eye hand coordination as well as the dynamics of weight and effort. 
  1. Stand facing a partner.  Toss the water balloon back and forth to each other.  Each successful catch earns the team one step backwards to make the distance longer!  Feel the weight when you catch the balloon.  Feel it pull your hands/shoulder down.
  2. Do this activity again with a balloon filled with air.  Can the balloon make a direct path to the partner? How does it feel when you catch the balloon?
Movement is about experiences and observations! After the activity see if your body can soar through the air like a water balloon/air filled balloon.  Does it move fast or slow, straight or curved, does it float, sail, or drop?

Have fun getting wet and experiencing movement with the children in your life!



  1. I'm so sorry to hear you've been in pain, Stacey! I can surely symphathize since I just had partial knee replacement surgery last Friday. I'm on the healing-and-hoping side now, and I hope you will be soon too! Best wishes, Meg

  2. Thank you so much for the kind words. I am glad you are on the mend!! Hope you are moving up down and all around really soon!!