Play At Home

All of us here at Inclusion Matters by Shane’s Inspiration are here to support you during the COVID-19 health crisis. We know stress this pandemic has placed on our lives. It has been difficult to create a sense of normalcy. Children with disabilities often require an array of essential services which support their educational and physical development. These services have been cut significantly at this time, presenting the potential for a profound negative impact on the children we serve.

So, we created over 60 ideas to help spark playful learning, therapies, and fun projects in your home. Our Professional Advisory Board members and partners share ideas to help our families at home. We hope to be back on the playground again soon, but until then, we hope these ideas will guide you in ways to play together at home. We will continue to add new posts, so check back for updates.

Sensory Time with Jennifer Quick

It feels good. It smells good. It’s shaving cream! Watch as our Education Program Manager, Jennifer Quick, shows you ways to use shaving cream as a sensory favorite at home! All you need is a cookie sheet or surface as your blank canvas.

Wheelchair Racing & Macarena

Kids just wanna have fun! That includes kids with disabilities. Check out these kids racing wheelchairs and dancing the Macarena. Just because someone uses a wheelchair doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy going fast and having a little frivolity in their lives.

Musical Play at Home

Our friends on the playground love to sing songs and play rhythm instruments with their buddies (https://youtu.be/S2Tff83CM9c). It’s soothing, joyful, and inclusive! These are things we can all use in our lives, especially right now.

Stretch with 14-year old Ezra Frech

Stretch with 14-year old Ezra Frech – Meet Ezra Frech, a 14-year old aspiring Paralympian, who was a part of our private launch of our first virtual My PlayClub on Saturday, 3/28/20. Join Ezra for a few stretches as he shares his story at https://youtu.be/BbzhiO6X39A.