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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 his/her 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 he/she chooses. The child can make a choice as to which objects they play with on the vest and can play independently without adult assistance.