Imagination and play go hand in hand. Remember when you were young and you built forts under the living room table, skipped on chairs and cushions, to avoid getting pulled under by sea creatures that lived in the carpet, and used socks and laundry baskets to shoot free-throws? Creating play spaces to unlock imagination comes natural to children. It’s just as important as the play itself.
- Check out how Ceci Morgan, an Adaptive PE teacher for LAUSD, utilizes small spaces to build fun and skill building activities at home. Follow along as Ceci reads one of her favorite stories and adapts the various animal movements in “From Head to Toe” by Eric Carle. Modified for persons in wheelchairs or with limited mobility: youtube.com/watch?v=7YXntZmz7BY
- GoNoodle gets over 12 million kids moving to be their strongest, bravest, silliest, smartest, bestest selves. Sign up for free at gonoodle.com. Check out Milkshake here: youtu.be/dNL6RwymoNg. It’s easy to adapt. Just add a chair for support and control.
- Take a look at utilizing small places for play fun from The Empowered Educator: theempowerededucatoronline.com/2012/04/creating-play-areas-in-home.html/
Did you know that Inclusion Matters by Shane’s Inspiration has done workshops with LAUSD PE & Adaptive PE Teachers to train them on the importance of including kids of ALL abilities in their PE programming. Learn more at inclusionmatters.org.
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