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Free event once a month for children with disabilities “Whiz Kids Play Group”

Golisano Children’s Hospital in collaboration with the Naples Children & Education Foundation is hosting a monthly play group for families with preschool age children with disabilities. This play group provides the opportunity for children to play with their peers in a safe environment. It also allows families to connect and establish supportive relationships with other families that have a child or children with special needs and abilities.

This is a free group, parents must register to attend. Call Tara for more information and to register at (239) 254-4279

July 16th 3pm-5pm location is 1050 Pine Ridge Rd, Naples, FL 34108

Socks only facility, don’t forget your socks!

YOUNG ATHLETES OPEN HOUSE

WHEN: SATURDAY, MAY 9TH 10-11:30am

WHERE:  Naples YMCA (5450 YMCA Rd.) off Pine Ridge Rd (in the wrestling room).

WHAT: Young Athletes™ is a unique inclusive sport and play program for children with intellectual disabilities and their peers. The focus is on fun activities that are important to mental and physical growth. Children ages 2 to 7 enjoy games and activities that develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Young Athletes is an early introduction to sports and to the world of Special Olympics. The children learn new things, play and have lots of fun!

WHY: Learning gross motor skills is both fun and rewarding. Additionally, Parents say their children in Young Athletes also develop better social skills. The confidence boost makes it easier for them to play and talk with other children on the playground and elsewhere.

COST: FREE No reservations required – Coupon for free lunch for children under 8 at Wynn’s Healthy Oasis Café (located in the YMCA).  To ensure your child’s free lunch please call Special Olympics:

Phone: 239-775-1991

Or email: SOCC@comcast.net