Another successful winter camp is in the books! Camps are an opportunity for intensive language, sensory and social learning, and these past two weeks we did just that–with lots of winter-themed fun! Here are some camp highlights:
A scavenger hunt required campers to work together to identify and match shapes and colors. This activity supported social communication skills like cooperation and negotiation, as well as language skills like vocabulary-buliding and identifying concepts.
Art activities strengthened fine-motor skills, helped children practice language skills like following directions and sequencing steps, taught vocabulary and concepts, and supported sensory integration by encouraging children to work with different materials and textures.
Campers had plenty of opportunities for movement with games like freeze dance and obstacle courses.
We threw a little science-learning into the mix by creating crystals and “dancing snow”.
Story time was a camp favorite, where we asked campers “wh” questions and even practiced math by counting snowmen, sleighs and reindeer.
During structured games, campers practiced social communication skills like whole-body listening, turn-taking, addressing peers by name, and reminding each other about rules.
And of course, circle time! This is an excellent way for children to practice whole-body listening and turn-taking. Singing winter-themed songs together helped campers learn vocabulary, grammar and sequencing.
THANK YOU to our therapists, staff, families, and especially our campers for a wonderful, wintery two weeks!