Free exploration lets our friends on the playground learn the world around them at their own pace, with their own abilities! It can also encourage joint attention, concept learning, and their use of senses! Kids of all ages love to explore!
Exercise is important, and it can be fun too! Meet Jake Weiner, Founder/CEO of ZOOZ Fitness. ZOOZ creates adaptive, inclusive, and active workout routines designed for young adults with disabilities, which promotes health and wellness of mind and body.
Many of our families are missing key therapies. How are you keeping bodies, hearts, and minds moving today? Consider an obstacle course inside your home! Simple activities can stretch your arms, help you balance, and connect the brain.
Sesame Street sees the “amazing in all children,” including our friends with autism. We learn that some of our friends might see the world a little differently, but it doesn’t keep them from playing at https://youtu.be/RuV8AddbXIs.
How about an original story from actress Kali Rocha (Disney’s Liv & Maddie and Man with a Plan)? Curl up and listen to “The Treasure Pot”, a story about kindness and inclusion written by Kali and her daughter, Savria with sound effects by her son, Barlow.
Bubbles are always a hit with our buddies on the playground: https://youtu.be/m_DgXp7eTZQ. Playing with bubbles is fun to feel and can also help with coordination, motor, and visuospatial skills. Bubbles can be a favorite at home, too!
Move and groove with Jamie Kolnick, the founder of Jam with Jamie. Grab some fun items to dance with, like scarves or music shakers from around the house! Then sing along with Jamie. Jam with Jamie is on a mission to bring music into kids’ lives everywhere!