There is nothing like a good problem to bring out a great solution.
Problem: “I believe many of us are all in the same boat; we have all been social distancing for months, and our kids are craving human contact and need some fresh air.” Thus went the description of a difficult situation described by a creative parent who lived on a quiet street in Mesa, AZ.
Preparation: “So after talking with some other moms, we decided to come up with a P.E. class.” The idea was to make it so that the kids could get exercise and still be spaced apart at the same time.
Figuring it out: “We all started googling for ideas and came across a sensory obstacle course. The best thing about the chalk course was that we could focus on any skill level.”
Starting the process: “I let Grayson pick out activities that he liked.” His idea was a log bridge,” and he wanted me to put in wrong answers, ‘traps’ for kids to jump over.”
Watching it grow: “The whole neighborhood got their own areas to play, and that made social distancing not a problem.”
Keeping it going: “As the other moms saw them, they created their own.”
Imagine from one sensory course, grew many! Then the best part was that the old daily walk evolved into visiting a multitude of stations full of activity, learning and surprise.
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