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Subject: Help! Down Syndrome Activities 0-2
Date Posted: 12/6/2009 6:46 PM ET
Member Since: 6/8/2008
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To Whom it may Concern:

    My name is Ashley. I am a college student obtaining my BA in Liberal Studies so that i can become a Teacher. In one of my Early Childhood classes we were given the assignment to pick a disability (I choose Down Syndrome) in an age group of 0-2 years, and come up with Physical and Learning activities. I am having a very hard time coming up with activities to do with a 0-2 with Down Syndrome and i was hoping someone could point me in the right Direction! Thank you so much for your time and any help you are willing to give :)

God Bless

Ashley

Date Posted: 12/11/2009 10:49 PM ET
Member Since: 12/29/2007
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It would depend on the degree of disability the child had.  Think of the toys and activities that one would normally do with a baby or toddler and then gear it down as needed for the amount of problems the child had.  Most kids with downs are kind of floppy in physical development, so anything that would build up trunk muscles (like playing with toys while on their stomachs) is good.  Bright colors and musical toys are also good.  Hope this helps.

jean

Date Posted: 1/10/2010 10:48 PM ET
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Sitting on an exercixe ball, being held there, devolops core srenth for sitting.

 

rubbing differant textures over hands, feet and face. is both educational and helps adjust to sensations and touch and for walking, ect. 

A ball pit that is not filled with other jumping kids helps devolop core muscles.