Indoor Activity Ideas
If your kids are stuck indoors for one reason or another, no need to fret! Here is a great website for them to check out that is both educational and fun: http://www.nourishinteractive.com/kids. Kids can learn all about healthy nutrition and how to stay active. The site offers interactive games as well.
Another good website is http://www.letsmove.gov/kids, which has information for both parents and kids. One more great way to pass the time without sitting in front of a screen is to read a book. Here are some recommendations from Harper Nichols, a 13-year-old with cerebral palsy. All of these books are written by or about someone with a disability.
Here are some books that I love, and have read over and over again. These are all books about kids going through a hard time because of a disability. I hope you enjoy these books as I have, because they are sure to make you stronger as a person and as an individual with a disability.
Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper – Melody is a girl who has cerebral palsy. She can’t talk and she can’t walk, but she is the smartest girl in her school! Only problem is, no one knows it.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio – August is a normal kid, who likes normal stuff, but how can anyone treat him normal when he has an abnormal face? Throughout this story, August finds what a true friend is and what it means to be yourself.
Rules by Cynthia Lord – This story is told by Catherine, a girl who has a brother named David who has Autism. Her mom and dad think its fine.
With all these options, your kids are bound to declare this Spring Break “the best one yet.”