The Winter Wiggles: Targeted Activities for Your Child with Special Needs


Please note that while these ideas were created with kids in mind, people of all ages and abilities may find these activities beneficial!


Winter can always be a difficult time to keep kids active and developing skills—not to mention winter during a pandemic—and parents and caretakers of children with special needs often feel that strain more deeply. To help ease the burden, we’ve chatted with expert speech, occupational and physical therapists from Genesis Outpatient Pediatric Therapy Center in Bettendorf who have outlined targeted activities to help your kiddos continue developing critical skills at home—and have fun doing it!


Choose a focus and have some fun!


Communication-Focused Activities

Sensory-Focused Activities

Gross Motor-Focused Activities

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