Enjoying Life Outdoors for Children with Developmental Disabilities


Children love to explore the world, regardless if they are physically/intellectually disabled or not. The house is not enough for a child to improve his/her skills and to know more about the world. That is why some doctors and healthcare experts recommend outdoor activities for children. But in the case of children with developmental disabilities, how can they be able to enjoy life outdoors?

Regular Exercise

You don’t have to do yoga or aerobics outside the house for physical activity. You can walk with your child outdoors at a specific time of the day. You can either expose him/her to the early sunlight in the morning or walk with him/her until he/she feels hungry during sunset. Walking outdoors lets your child see the world in a colorful perspective, and meet new people such as your neighbors.

Camping And Other Activities

For a change, and if your trusted healthcare expert agrees, you can take your child to a farther place from home temporarily. You can let him/her see the beach or the mountains, go museum-hopping, camp out for a night in the woods, or enjoy a simple road trip. Rest whenever needed and bring necessary supplies for your child such as food, towels, extra clothes, bottled water, and etc.

Playing With Others

One problem developmentally disabled children face is that they fear of playing with others because of discrimination. Self-confidence must be on a solid ground first before your child interacts with other children. For a fresh start, you can arrange a playdate with another child such as your friend’s child or your neighbor’s child. Start with one playmate, two playmates, until your child’s number of playmates increase. Gentle adults can even be good playmates for your child. Building friendships at an early age will help develop your child’s potentials, even if he/she is developmentally disabled.

Bright Horizon Homes is committed to serve you with our developmental disability care services in Kanabec Dr. Wasilla Alaska. We have withstood the test of time by serving various clients, especially those with cerebral palsy and autism. We believe that we can hone or improve their talents and abilities so that they can stay happy and healthy all throughout their lives. To know more about our services, you can give us a call at 907-357-2233!

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