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Noodle Protection

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To allow children with neurological impairments such as Myoclonus safely participate in grocery shopping by sitting independently in the shopping cart with the help of foam pool noodles.

MATERIALS USED: Swimming pool noodle, scissors

1. Cut the swimming pool noodle into sections according to the size of the shopping cart. (More than one noodle may be used depending on the size of the cart.)
2. Cut a slit along the side of the noodles.
3. Place noodles on the front handle and the sides of the cart.

Ways to Adapt this Activity

Swimming pool noodles can be used on other carts or household items that may cause harm to your child. For example, noodles can be attached to sharp edges of tables or counters to protect your child from being injured.

Author: Tots-n-Tech, Ideas to Share, contributed by Hope Lewis