Jumping Rope

How’s this for inclusion?

Now this made a happy memory!

Chloe is not a strong jumper and probably wouldn’t be able to hold her balance to jump the rope.  And she can’t have her walker out there to help her balance because then she’d have to lift her walker over the rope each time.  Well, this was a solution that very much made Chloe an important part of our game without highlighting her disabilities.  Sitting in the chair stabilized her enough to allow her to swing her arms and join the game.

Chloe loved playing jump rope with the other girls.  Several times she accidentally dropped the rope while we were swinging it, but she thought it was quite funny and would bury her head in her hands and giggle at everyone’s reaction.  Funny!  And she even whacked Paul with the end of the rope while he was filming!

Chloe is already talking about going back to church so we can jumprope some more.  I think she felt included and valued — and LOVES the feeling!

That’s really all inclusion is.  It’s not that big of a deal and not very difficult . . . .


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Kelsey G. on October 16, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    Swinging the rope is my favorite part of jumping rope. Chloe sure does have a strong arm!!


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