Very soon, a lot of little kiddos will visit your door. Be open minded.
- The child who is grabbing more than one piece of candy might have poor fine motor skills or may be hungry.
- The child who takes forever to pick out one piece of candy might have motor planning issues or a cognitive impairment.
- The child who does not say “trick or treat” or “thank you” might be painfully shy or non-verbal.
- If you cannot understand their words, they may struggle with developmental apraxia of speech. They are thankful in their hearts and minds.
- The child that doesn’t answer when you talk to him or her may have a hearing impairment.
- The child who looks disappointed when he sees your bowl might have a life-threatening allergy.
- The child who isn’t wearing a costume at all might not be “able” to wear one due to the sensory issues of autism, or the family may not be able to afford one.
- Be kind, be patient, smile, and try to understand.
- It’s everyone’s Halloween.
- Make each child feel special and make their parents feel good by making a big deal of their special child.
(by Brenda Mann via FaceBook).
CHILDREN’S HOOP FITNESS TEACHER
CARA @ CARAZARA.COM