Connect and Move

Developing cooperative team skills and promoting overall fitness


This program is designed for children ages 7-14 with special needs to develop cooperative play skills in a group setting, while improving gross motor development through introduction to fitness and sports


Goals:

  • Sensory Regulation: body awareness, vestibular and proprioceptive input, requesting breaks when needed
  • Group Social Skills: turn taking, waiting, initiating and responding to peer interactions, working as a team, being a leader, cooperation versus competition
  • Gross Motor Development: building strength and endurance, increasing range of motion and flexibility, further developing agility and coordination
  • General Play Skills: Safety with equipment, remaining with the group, sportsmanship, accepting mistakes or losses, following the rules of the game, basic sport and exercise skills

"This group connection has helped Lucas as well as Cruz on a social and empathy perspective. 

Keep up the great work! 

We look forward to many years of this!"

-Carmina, parent

General Information

Tuesdays starting February 4, 2020

4:00-5:00 pm Connect and Play

5:15-5:15 pm Connect and Move


The Gemini Center

21225 Lorain Rd.

Fairview Park, OH 44126


$160/Four weeks

Year-round 4 week sessions


Visit Rec2Connect on Blue Sombrero and click Available Programs to register.

Coming in February 2020!

Connect and Play

Building Social Skills and Group Play Skills


This program is designed for children ages 3-7 with special needs to develop social skills in a group setting, while improving gross motor development through game play in a fun and engaging setting.


Goals:

  • Sensory Regulation: body awareness, vestibular and proprioceptive input, requesting breaks when needed
  • Group Social Skills: turn taking, waiting, initiating and responding to peer interactions
  • Gross Motor Development: throwing, catching, kicking, balancing, hand-eye coordination, motor planning, jumping, running
  • General Play Skills: Safety with equipment, remaining with the group, reciprocal and cooperative play



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Rec2Connect  

Building connections and achieving goals through recreation therapy and aquatic therapy