The Hailey Herald

The Hailey Herald

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Special Olympics

Everyone has heard of the Special Olympics at some point.  I did not realize how young the program starts.  Recently Hailey has been participating in the Special Olympics Young Athletes Program (YAP).
"Young Athletes is a unique sport and play program for children with intellectual disabilities. The focus is on fun activities that are important to mental and physical growth.  Children ages 2 1/2 to 7 enjoy games and activities that develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Young Athletes is an early introduction to sports and to the world of Special Olympics. The children learn new things, play and have lots of fun!  Parents say their children in Young Athletes also develop better social skills. The confidence boost makes it easier for them to play and talk with other children on the playground and elsewhere."

We meet once a week for 45 minutes.  Sometimes the boys go with us to be her partner, sometimes it is mom as her partner.  Some days Hailey participates, some days she doesn't.  Some days she listens, some days she doesn't.  She is 2 and does as she wishes!   She has fun, gets moving and might pick up some listening skills!














9 comments:

  1. So cool that you have a program like that in your area! Looks like she has a blast there!

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  2. I have been talking back and forth with someone in our area about this program the last couple of months too..i hope we can get it figured out so Avery can participate in it too..Looks like she had a good time!!

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    1. I have noticed a difference in just a few short classes with Hailey's listening/following skills. Don't get me wrong, she's still a rotten two year old who enjoys doing what she wants to do when she wants to do, but it has been good for her to be with typical and atypical children. She is learning things from both! Hope you get it worked out for Avery!

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