Getting Ready for Summer

July 14, 2014 at 6:30 AM Leave a comment

As the doldrums of winter melt away, and days become longer, we find ourselves daydreaming about summer sun, free time and fun. Along with our winter coats, we shed the academic stress and teacher expectations and let our creative sides shine and feel the boost of energetic emotion.

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Sand is synonymous with summer. Even if the temperature outside isn’t yet high enough for flip flops on the beach; kids can explore sand on their hands with the Sand Artist Kits from Creative Adventures. These are great projects to do inside and children love the sensory aspects of working with sand. Kits are geared to appeal to a range of abilities and the finished pieces will be sure to boost self-esteem, feed the inner artist, and allow any child to feel creative and accomplished.

Summer is a time to enjoy a slower pace. Sleep late, relax and spend time with family. But you don’t want to lose sight of school friends you may not see as regularly.

 

This article was written by Ellen Metrick, Director of Industry Relations & Partnerships for the National Lekotek Center. Lekotek is a not-for-profit and leading authority on toys and play for children with disabilities. Lekotek is dedicated to providing children of all abilities access to the benefits of play experiences. Visit AblePlay.org for a complete listing of toys for children with special needs and follow us on Facebook!

Source: Parenting Special Needs Magazine, March/April 2014

http://issuu.com/nationallekotek/docs/marapr2014/10

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