A summer activity and resource guide for parents
Welcome back to another Soaring Into Summer with BP post! We know that this past year has been challenging and want to provide you with more options to help make this summer lots of fun. Read on for some ideas, including a summer games/activities, craft, and snack! Do not forget to post your finished products. Tag @behavioral_progression and add #SoaringIntoSummerWithBP to your posts!
Virtual Cooking Classes
Hamblin Piano Studio in Lakeland, FL for Private 1:1 Piano lessons & Preschool Piano
First Presbyterian Church Special Needs Ministry in Lakeland, FL
“First Presbyterian Church is dedicated to working with those families who include individuals with special needs. We understand that it can be challenging to attend services when families are concerned about the care for children with special needs. We provide a safe space in which children with special needs can be content and challenged while families may enjoy time in worship.”
We Rock the Spectrum Gym in Brandon, FL
“We are thrilled to provide a safe, fun environment for all children to play and interact while teaching acceptance in a loving and nurturing environment where no one ever has to say “I’m sorry”!”
AMC Movie Theater - locations across the Tampa Bay Area offer sensory-friendly movie experiences
"AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Our Sensory Friendly Film program is available on the second and fourth Saturday (family friendly) and Wednesday evenings (mature audiences) of every month. Please check your local theatre listings for specific showtimes, and don't forget to share your family fun with #AMCSensoryFriendly."
Play On Words Therapy Solutions in Tampa Bay Area offers free speech and language therapy
“Play on Words Therapy Solutions is a small boutique practice providing speech, language, and literacy therapy services for children and their families in the Tampa Bay metro area, including Hillsborough, Pasco, and Polk Counties.”
If your child has an IEP and is entering Kindergarten you can receive free speech and language therapy all summer long through a state funded program. Services are provided in your home.
Safe and Sound Swimmers Program
Hillsborough, Polk, and Pasco Counties
Hosted by Behavioral Progression Inc.
Behavioral Progression, Inc. provides private swim lessons for individuals with and without special needs who may have not been successful with traditional learn-to-swim programs. We allow the child to learn at his/her own pace! This program incorporates Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) techniques with learn-to-swim methods to promote water safety and lasting change in swimming skills. Our instructors make every effort to build a stress-free, fun learning environment, with individualization and positive reinforcement in order to encourage swimming success.
- Must be 2 years or older
- No prerequisite skills needed!
Games & Activities
-Memory Matching Game
-Markers, crayons, colored pencils
Play a memory matching game. If you do not have one, create one by following the steps below.
1. Cut paper or cardstock into smaller squares
2. Draw pictures on the squares, two of each
3. Turn all cards face down
4. Take turns flipping over two cards at a time to find matches
Helpful tip: Use 4-8 cards for a child that is new to this skill/activity. Increase the challenge by adding more cards.
Arts & Crafts
Materials: -Cardboard box
-Paint (regular or finger paint) and/or markers
-Paint Brushes (optional)
Instructions: 1. Cut the box so it lays flat
2. Turn the cardboard over so any text is on the back, to give you a blank canvas
3. Tape the cardboard so it is hanging up or lay it flat on the ground
4. Draw and/or paint anything you want on the cardboard
5. Get creative!
Helpful tip: Draw different things your child is currently learning about to incorporate skill-building opportunities.
Check out our Arts & Crafts Giveaway on Instagram @behavioral_progression and enter for a chance to win the materials to do this craft at home!
-Tortilla or wrap
1. Stack all ingredients together, starting out with tortilla/wrap
2. Roll up the wrap
3. Cut into slices (with an adults help)
4. Sushi time!
Helpful tip: Fold both sides of tortilla/wrap before rolling to keep ingredients from falling out.