Energizing is about increasing connection to your body through fast and unpredictable movement, climbing, resistance, and crashing. Activities such as lifting heavy things, swimming, playing soccer or hockey, and dancing all are ways to increase this energy in an organized way. But for many of our kids with sensory and motor difficulties, they aren’t into team sports and larger groups but they still need activities that provide that same input. Some kids need it so much they spend their whole day climbing and crashing! This is what many therapists refer to as “sensory seeking”. but making indoor obstacle courses and having a goal for the game rather than just climbing all over the furniture can make all the difference for organizing a child versus making them overstimulated.