The Just Like You-Down Syndrome video below is a great resource for teaching your class about Down syndrome. Questions about Down Syndrome: The best people to answer questions about Down syndrome are people with Down syndrome.https://cdss.ca/down-syndrome-answers Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS). When people look or act different, the best thing to do is try to understand and accept them. Take a walk in their shoes-experience what they experience!
Activities to try:
- Tie shoes while wearing mittens
- Read aloud with a mouth full of mini marshmallows or soda crackers
- Print while sitting on high stool at table, feet not touching ground
- Listen while wearing headphones or earplugs
- Flintstones Hearing Loss
Rock your Socks: Everyone should “Rock Your Socks” on March 21 World Down syndrome Day! It’s easy enough to participate, just stick your hand in your sock drawer and see what comes out. Bright and colourful socks, striped, mismatched, long – just as long as you’re making a statement.
People who may want to get involved:
Schools, businesses, friends, family, community groups, girl guides, girl scouts, boy scouts, politicians, police men and police women, nurses & doctors, city folk, town folk, county folk and the list goes on and on and on and on.
Show your colours and get involved with World Down syndrome day. It’s easy. Take pictures wearing your cool socks and share them by posting on media pages for everyone to see your LOVE, SUPPORT & AWARENESS you are raising. Oh what a great day it will be! When someone asks you , “Why are you wearing those crazy socks”!!!!” Tell them you are wearing them for Andrew who is your friend that has Down syndrome! Wear them for someone you know with Down syndrome! Wear them for Down syndrome Awareness! Invite your friends because We are more alike than different ….. now go “Rock Your Socks!” Click the download button below to obtain a copy of the Educator Resource – A guide to inclusive education settings for children with Down syndrome from CDSS