This post was sponsored by Landscape Structures as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Teaching kids inclusion is a vital lesson for children to learn. One of the best ways to tackle differences is by having the mindset of inclusion. The moment we start to exclude others, is the moment the differences begin to take control of our lives. I believe that as parents, we have a great opportunity to impact the concept of inclusion on our own kids.
A great way to focus on teaching kids inclusion is through play.
I recently learned about Landscape Structures Inclusive playgrounds and was amazed by the concept. These playgrounds help children develop physical, cognitive, sensory, and social skills. It is the perfect example of a place where all children can play.
When kids are playing together, the do not notice the differences. They are just having fun together. Thankfully Landscape Structures Inclusive playgrounds allow for all kids to play without the hindrances of other playgrounds. With the barriers removed, play is welcome to all, and within the world of play, all differences seem to melt away.
I remember when I was nervous to send my son to school because of his speech delay. I thought the other kids would make fun of him. The incredible things was that the kids just all played together. In that moment, I saw the power of play and how it can break down the walls that we build.
All kids love to play, so we need to make it a goal to provide the right opportunity and environments for this to happen.
When we start to follow the lead of Inclusive playgrounds, we see that there is space for everyone. Today, I challenge you to look around, is there an Inclusive Playground near you? You can search here to find one! October is Sensory Awareness Month and the perfect way to end this month would be by starting to take steps towards including all. How can you focus on teaching kids inclusion over excluding?