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Activity vest

​A student using an activity vest

The activity vest is a fabric band, apron, shirt, or vest which can fit around a child’s chest, onto which different materials have been attached. Pockets can also be sewn into the vest to place objects.

This encourages exploration by the child who usually holds their hands against the chest. The vest also encourages midline organisation of hands and play, using fingers.

The activity vest ensures the child has objects to interact with whenever they choose. The child can make a choice as to which objects they play with on the vest and can play independently without adult assistance.