Most students are out of school because of the coronavirus, and many parents are staying home with them. Between working from home and homeschooling, it may feel like your attention is being pulled in a million different directions, which makes coming up with ways to keep your kids occupied that much harder.
We’ve come up with a list of at-home activities that can be modified for children of all abilities. Some may require adult supervision, but all will encourage constructive play and learning.
- Discover five age-appropriate activities for preschoolers with special needs. Build a sensory table, create a lightbox, or enjoy music and circle time.
- Get your kids up and moving with these eight games! Find a way to play as teams to give your special needs child some added support.
- Outdoor promotes motor development, critical thinking, and imagination. Try these 10 outdoor activities for kids with developmental disabilities.
- Ask your child to complete growth-mindset activities, which encourage self-esteem and emotional awareness.
- Make these 10 craft projects for kids with motor disabilities. Arts and crafts give your child a fun tactile experience and an outlet for self-expression.
- Quarantine can be especially challenging for kids who struggle with hyperactivity. Explore indoor activities to keep your hyperactive child busy.
- If your kids are allowed to have screen time, download an educational app for children with disabilities.
- Download Reading Rockets’ five-day space adventure toolkit.
- Engage kids with Scholastic’s at-home learning resources.
- Find science projects based on your child’s age and interests.
LifeROOTS is here to support your family during this time of uncertainty, and our team has a number of ways to keep kids learning and expanding on their skills during these difficult times. We are currently providing services for children through Telehealth, and are waiting for the DOH to approve the continuation of our adult programs. If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to discuss other activities that you can do at home with your child to keep them on track in their development, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Dawnita Blackmon-Mosely, Director of our Children’s Therapy and Services Division at firstname.lastname@example.org.