The Best of Both Worlds

In Advice for Parents by admin

“If you’re looking for summer activities for children with learning disabilities or ADHD, think of activities that are fun and reinforce skills.” -Barb White, LEAD Foundation Board Member and mom of a child with learning disabilities. 

Here are some ideas that do both:

  • Use sidewalk chalk to practice letters and shapes or practice spelling words (allow them to be creative)
  • Count by two as you toss a ball (tetherball, volleyball, soccer ball, football or baseball)
  • Use spray paint or paint brushes with water to draw shapes, letters and concepts such as larger, smaller, left and right
  • Tap out patterns with spoons, piano sticks or rocks
  • Play a card game like War.

I limited screen time for my children and allowed them to earn “screen time” by reading, playing educational games or sending a friend or relative a home-made art project or card.  

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