Summer is often spent cooped up in the home without much play or social interactions. For children with ASD, it is imperative they are constantly exposed to learning and mental development.
Learning throughout Summer is a perfect opportunity to introduce your children to more complex social interaction. The earlier they learn to learn, the quicker they can develop the skills necessary to function easily each day.
Playing with other children is essential to development. Play can often benefit children with ASD more than we realize. Because it is sometimes difficult for children with ASD to socialize with other children, it can sometimes be assumed they should be having fun elsewhere.
Social interaction develops language skills, cognition, problem-solving, social, motor, empathy, and negotiation skills. Even if it’s difficult, exposing your children at a young age to the complexities of social interaction will benefit them in the long run.
Games to play
We know that Summer activities will help our children develop some amazing skills! Now, what do we do? What games can we play to encourage curiosity and learning? Here are some of our favorites and why we love them:
Events hosted by RAD
All throughout Summer, RAD will be hosting events for children with ASD and their families. June 27 will be We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym! Join us in celebrating our children with ASD while they have a blast working together to overcome obstacles. Check the Events tab on our website to learn more about the awesome things we have planned for Summer!
If you would like to help us put on more events and continue to support children with ASD, consider donating to our GoFundMe. If you make purchases online, support us through AmazonSmile. It’s just a few clicks for you, but it means the world to us.