Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tales of Inclusion

Sure, she may not be able to count as high as the other children. And, yes, maybe her handwriting isn't as legible.

But there's no doubt that our girl is getting something from her classmates.

Yesterday morning, as we were playing getting ready for school, I heard her say something that stopped me in my tracks and made me smile.

"Nanny nanny boo boo, you can't catch me!"


If those aren't the words of a  five-year-old, I don't know what is.

Remember, inclusive practices aren't about being exactly where the other kids are academically. That she's not. But she's learning and excited and having fun and we're just fine with that for today.


Becca said...

Just wait until she comes home saying, "Oooh, I'm tellin'!" Nanny nanny boo boo...LMAO

Leah said...

That's such a great point. Developmental stages aren't just academic and intellectual; they're also cultural. Five year olds have a culture. Fifteen year olds have a culture. Even if children with learning differences might not be able to meet their peers at an academic or intellectual level, they can still participate in "kid culture". And that's pretty fantastic.