Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Under 12 youth get time for play

Methodist Children’s Home recreation department staff have the challenge of meeting the unique recreation needs of our youth who range in ages. While the staff do a wonderful job of balancing the needs of the younger youth and the older youth in their home units, they are constantly seeking opportunities outside of the home unit for the younger youth to get out their energy and be able to engage in age appropriate activities.

Monthly our 12 and under youth get to hang out exclusively with their own age group. This month they went roller skating at Skate World.

“This was a great event because it allowed them not only to act ridiculous and play as a 12 and under youth should, but also burn off their unending energy,” explained Kimberly Bobbitt, recreation coordinator. “Once we were on the skating rink, we skated for hours nonstop. Another great aspect of these events is that it creates another space for these younger youth to get more one-on-one attention they need from loving adults. I am so grateful to get to be part of these events and love on these youth.”

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