Play and Recreation 6-12 years old

Grandparents teaching a boy and girl to ride their bikes

Parents tell us...

"Sometimes I need to push him to try new things and sometimes I need to push myself to try new things too."

"My son was terrified to ride a bike and it took forever to teach him; once he learned, he had so much fun!" 

"My daughter had trouble moving as fast as the other kids so she was always getting run into, or hit with a ball. Occupational therapy helped a lot."

multicultural family of five sitting in the grass at a park

Getting Outside

Explore your local parks! Check out Oregon's State parks and recreation sites.  The National Park's Lifetime Access Pass is free for national lands and parks.

Consider camp!  Check out our camp list, and read helpful articles like: Choosing a Summer Camp. from Understood.org, Camps for Kids With Special Needs from Kids Health.org, and from Delaware Family to Family Seven Tips to Choosing a Summer Camp.

Bikes and Trikes: AMBUCS provides adapted therapeutic tricycles sent to your occupational therapist.

Theme Parks have accessible options or try Morgan's Wonderland which fully accessible.

Sister's planting a garden together

Join In

With planning, your child can join many groups, such as Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts and 4-H.  There are tee-ball, little league, and soccer leagues that would love to include your child.  Many schools have sports teams and clubs for special interests.  In your community there are activities your whole family can enjoy.  Remember what you enjoyed as a child, then, look online for ideas and activities.


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