5 Reasons Parachute Games are Beneficial for Children with Special Medical Needs

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Are you curious about how parachute games are beneficial for children with special medical needs? We explain five reasons parachute games are helpful for your child.

What games can you play with parachutes?

There are a multitude of games that can be played with a parachute. The game we are playing in the video is a pass-and-roll game with a ball but there are so many games out there. A quick Google search will help you find the best one for your child.

Where can I find a parachute?

Amazon has everything these days, so we suggest this parachute. It also depends on how big you want it because they come in different sizes. 

You may want to purchase a ball or beanbags depending on what game you have in mind. 

Benefits of playing parachute games for children with special medical needs include:

1. Team building

Parachute games are great for team building because you must play with others. It helps children understand the importance of working as a team to accomplish a goal. 

2. Improved communication

Since this activity involves working with others, communication is key. Some of the parachute games require different colors to be shouted or for a ball to be passed to another person, so a child needs to communicate to play the game efficiently. If the child is unable to communicate, it will help them learn.

3. Problem solving

There is a lot of problem-solving in some of the parachute games. For example, trying to get a ball to the other side of the parachute is more challenging than it sounds. This helps a child find a solution to the obstacle at hand.  

4. Friendship building

 Parachute games involve playing with other children so it naturally helps build friendships.

5. Develop gross motor skills

Parachute games help develop gross motor skills as a child uses large muscles to play the games and shake the parachute. Playing with a parachute can help build upper body strength and muscle tone. 

Parachute Games at Tender Care PPEC

At Tender Care, we encourage the children to play in therapy. Playing with a parachute and a ball makes therapy more fun for the child and helps them learn faster. We play games with balls to help them improve their hand-eye coordination skill as well.

Why should my child go to Tender Care PPEC?

Tender Care PPEC provides care for medically complex and fragile children from birth to 21 years of age in a daycare-like environment staffed with nurses, CNAs, and therapists. We are the first independently owned PPEC in the State of Florida with our initial center opening in 1988. This means we have an abundance of experience and knowledge in providing loving care to this special pediatric population. We have 6 Tender Care PPEC centers throughout Florida, with our newest facility located in Lake Park.

Lake Park Location

Our goal is to enhance the development of each child through collaborative relationships between families, physicians, nurses, and therapists. This holistic approach to care is carried out in an environment that allows the child to engage in social interactions with their peers. This results in thriving children, well-positioned to achieve their greatest potential. We also offer transportation at no cost and provide nutritious meals throughout the day. 

What sets us apart is that we care for and treat every child like family. We have passion in our hearts for our children and a desire to see them succeed.

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*This is not medical advice, always consult with your child’s doctor before making any changes to their lifestyle. 


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