Superheroes come in all abilities! During these challenging times, empowerment is the important tool our young superheroes can use to thrive at home. They may need a little extra reinforcement and boosts to keep their minds strong and healthy. Watch our young superhero flying on one of our favorite pieces of accessible play equipment, the Oodle Swing.
Here are some opportunities to draw out their strengths and maintain a safe and confidence-building network in your home!
- Learn how superhero play boosts your child’s development using social-emotional learning, problem solving, and creative play: heydeeho.com.au/benefits-of-superhero-play/
- You may recognize these comic books from our #RunWalkRoll. Students by day, THE KINETIX by night – children with disabilities and chronic illnesses showcase their strengths as a team of superheroes! Check out their FB Live reading from last month: facebook.com/myJDRF/videos/586484455283422
- Parents are superheroes too, and it’s okay to take a break to boost mental health! Check out these tips on self-care for parents: healthline.com/health/parenting/ways-parents-can-care-for-their-mental-health#Focus-on-activities-that-fill-you-up
Did you know that Inclusion Matters by Shane’s Inspiration is a proud member of the Global Partnership for Children with Disabilities (GPcwd) Early Childhood Task Force, helping shape the conversation on how young children with disabilities can be supported through the Sustainable Development Goals (inclusionmatters.org/our-partners-un/). UNICEF just released a new fictional book, “My Hero is You” developed by and for children that aims to help families understand and cope with COVID-19.
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