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Posts Tagged "play"

Why Your Child Should Hula Hoop

May 20, 2020

Hula hoops are simple, inexpensive toys that can provide a fun way to burn calories, strengthen muscles, and improve coordination for kids of all abilities and ages. Hula hoop moves connect brain and body, so it’s perfect for those with ADHD, ADD, and Autism.

Adaptive PE & Play Spaces at Home

May 19, 2020

Imagination and play go hand in hand. Creating play spaces to unlock imagination comes natural to children. It’s just as important as the play itself. And you can reimagine places in your home, no matter how small, for adaptive PE activities.

Storytime with Books and Cookies

May 17, 2020

Children who are introduced to reading at a young age tend to read earlier and excel in school. Try using multiple learning styles—visual, auditory, tactile, musical, kinesthetic, and more. See our friends at Books and Cookies share a book, “Be Who You Are.”

Play Like a Superhero

May 16, 2020

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.

Dress-Up Play is Fun Therapy

May 14, 2020

Getting dressed may be a simple task for most of us, but for our friends with sensory or mobility challenges, it may difficult. Teaching a child with special needs to dress independently has many benefits. So, let’s get creative and make dress-up play fun!

Play with a Purpose

May 13, 2020

We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym is a sensory gym franchise that is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and fun environment for our kids by providing the support and amazing sensory gym equipment to create these safe spaces.

Take a Virtual Field Trip

May 12, 2020

Teaching kids from home can be a bit bumpy and boring, at times, for the whole family. Virtual field trips can lighten the load and provide learning while having fun. We’ve sourced out some wonderful sites that provide links for virtual field trips.

Over the Rainbow with Evan Ruggiero

May 11, 2020

Meet Evan Ruggiero, a Drama Desk-nominated actor, singer, one-legged tap dancer, and motivational speaker based in New York City. We honored Evan with our Courageous Spirit Award at our gala last year where he performed live with Grammy winner Jason Mraz.

Celebrating Your Special Mom

May 10, 2020

This Mother’s Day at home will be like no other we’ve had before, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be just as special! We just need to be a little more creative and come up with some playful ways to celebrate moms! Read this Letter to the Mom of a Child with a Disability from the Mighty.

Turning Clean-Up Time into Play Time

May 9, 2020

We have all been spending a LOT of time in our homes lately. Let’s invite the kids to help tidy up and make it fun for them! Household chores can be started with very young children, including those with special needs. Helping around the house can be playful.