"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!