As we look out today at our ever-growing divided world, we realize how powerful the mission of inclusion is for our children. Inclusion creates an invaluable opportunity to see beyond our differences, to begin to discover how many similarities we share.
Kids can spend hours playing with sand. As summer begins, it’s important to get kids outdoors. So, give them sand to dig, pour, sift, scoop and use their imagination. Sand play provides a great sensory opportunity for tactile learning. And it’s fun!
We have all been social distancing for months now, but children with disabilities experience this on a regular basis. So, as we start seeing friends again, we encourage you to include children with special needs. Being included will mean so much to them!
A child’s way of learning is in the form of play. It may look different with every child, but all children encounter the opportunity for motor and sensory development! Kids are often activating a bundle of skills just by using their sense of space and body.
Inclusion Matters by Shane’s Inspiration creates inclusive playgrounds and educational programs for children of ALL abilities. We then support children on how to meaningfully connect with one another and be a good buddy. Our B.U.D.D.Y. poster provides 5 tips!
Virtuoso violinist Niv Ashkenazi has captivated audiences with his heartfelt musicianship and emotional performances. As a member of our Professional Advisory Board, Niv shares his thoughts on the importance of music for kids of all abilities and ages.
Play can help children develop their imagination. When they pretend and imagine things, they’re becoming creative thinkers. That’s a great tool for problem-solving in school and in life. Imagination can also help children with reading comprehension.
Slime is so much fun to play with. It’s squishy, slimy, and super-sensory! Slime is also science, so introduce slime as a play activity and sneak in a chemistry lesson, too. This is a great hands-on experiment that lets kids be messy. And kids love messy!
Memorial Day typically marks the opening of public pools. However, with social distancing in effect, pools remain closed. So, we have some tips for water play! From backyard water games to indoor water activities, your kids can still have some summer fun!
When children play, great things happen! Play is packed with physical activity, sensory exploration, social-emotional learning, and cognitive development. It’s a fun way to exercise the brain without it feeling like work! The power of play benefits ALL children!