What’s special about the playgrounds you go to all the time compared to others?
How accessible is your playground for your tots?
Today’s show features Mara Kaplan, educator, nationally recognized expert in play and playspaces and tireless advocate for accessible playgrounds. She writes at letkidsplay.com.
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- What are the three things families say are the most important about a playground being accessible?
- Why it is important to look beyond wheelchairs when designing an accessible playground?
- What are some of the best pieces of equipment on the market to support inclusion and children with disabilities on the playground?
- What was has been your experience of playgrounds with an able bodied child and wheelchair user?
- If you could design your own playground and you like many of us must do this when you go to a playground or wish to redesign one what do think we should consider?
- How do we go about starting a playground? is it really that easy?
- Tell us what you’ve seen or expect to see in a nature playground?
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Dr Petra Kern owner of Music Therapy consulting share insights into playful activities to do with Under 5 children using music. Music you would find in any home with any person. She also talks about the universality of music for families, disabilities and Autism in this 27 minute podcast.
00:00 Introduction and Welcome
02:45Dr Petra Kern’s Owner, Music Therapy Consulting find her on the web @ www.musictherapy.biz
02:55 Importance of music in young children.
04:30 Importance of music for children with Autism and children with disabilities.
06:30 Common ground with families and music
07:05 What or when are windows of opportunity for children 0-3?
10:35 What is motherease?
- Dr. Aniruddh Patel
- Getting in Tune: The Powerful Influence of Music on Young Children’s Development
By Levine-Gelb Communications, Claire Lerner, and Lynette A. Ciervo
14:05 Games and activities for daily life: supermarket, changing diapers and getting in and out of the car.
15:20 Music in preschool and K life
19:21 Weekly find: Elise | Inspiration Surrounds, Creativity Abounds
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