Thanks to COVID – 19, another lockdown is staring us on our faces. Many places have already begun their 2nd Lockdown and for others it seems like a definite possibility. Our persons with Down syndrome have been patient through the first one and the Federation has been trying to provide support to them through Activities of Daily Living being sent out. This lockdown too, Rekha Maa has created some Magic Mantras that will help our self-advocates continue their learning process.
Day 60 – Dance India Dance
Day 60 – 19th June, 2021 – Today, the last of our Rekha Maa’s Magic Mantras for this Lockdown, we asked our Self-advocates to do what they LOOOOVE doing. And boy..what a dance. Have fun watching them enjoy themselves!
Day 59 – Brush Art
Day 59 – 18th June, 2021 – Using the toothbrush to create works of art is not simple. It requires quite a bit of patience and a lot of effort and perseverance. And our self-advocates once again proved to us that they can do just…
Day 58 – Spring Yoga
Day 58 – 17th June, 2021 – Yoga in itself has so many variants. And our self-advocates seem to enjoy any of them and perform it to perfection. Here they perform Spring Yoga where they show us poses like the Rainbow, Flower, Mouse, Snake and…
Day 57 – Cotton Creations
Day 57 – 16th June, 2021 – We asked our Self-advocates if they could send us some craft work with Cotton. And we got everything from earrings to snowman to clouds to ice creams…what variety.. that too with the humble cotton! Hats off Self-Advocates!!!
Day 56 – 2 Activities
Day 56 – 15th June, 2021 – Our challenge for our self-advocates was to carry out 2 activities in 30 seconds. And they accepted the challenge and surmounted it too. Proving yet once again that they are capable of doing anything, when given the opportunity.
Day 55 – Smell and Tell
Day 55 – 14th June, 2021 – It takes a lot of concentration to be able to identify things when even one of our senses is covered. Our self-advocates rose to the occasion and were able to identify a variety of smells even with their…
Day 54 – Hopscotch Time
Day 54 – 13th June, 2021 – It is difficult for anyone to hop, especially for our self-advocates. But they take all challenges head-on like this one. And we are proud of them for trying everything, however difficult it maybe.
Day 53 – Cleaning an art
Day 53 – 12th June, 2021 – Cleaning is an art that our self-advocates have mastered. They do the cleaning so well, we are left wondering why we ever question them and their abilities!
Day 52 – Making Eco Friendly Paper Bags
Day 52 – 11th June, 2021 – Our self-advocates made some super cool paper bags – that are both eco-friendly and pocket-friendly. All you need is some paper and glue and lo , your bags are ready. And our creative self-advocates have come up with…
Day 51 – Bowling at home
Day 51 – 10th June, 2021 – Our self-advocates again told us that all you need is a little imagination and loads of enthusiasm and you can do anything – even a game of Fun bowling at home during the lockdown. Thanks Self-advocates. We enjoyed…
Day 50 – Our Environmentalists
Day 50 – 9th June, 2021 – Our self-advocates through their work show us how important it is to protect our environment. And also prove once again how close they are to nature.
Day 49 – Activities 3 for today
Day 49 – 8th June, 2021 – Today we asked our self-advocates to perform 3 simple activities. But they taught us one thing. Whatever we do, we must do it with full involvement. And this just is one more lesson we can learn from our…
Day 48 – Creative Footprints
Day 48 – 7th June, 2021 – We asked our self-advocates to create their own path, to make their footprints stand out. And they all did a remarkable job. We just can’t stop going gaga over their creativity!
Day 47 – Yoga for Health
Day 47 – 6th June, 2021 – Today our self-advocates did some Yoga exercises, just to prove that health is above everything else. And they all did it with the dedication that only they can muster. Cheer them!
Day 46 – Bringing up the Bottle
Day 46 – 5th June, 2021 – We asked our self-advocates to re-use old plastic bottles. And they did it in such a beautiful way, we were awed. And we are sure you will feel the same when you see the video!
Day 45 – Animal Walks
Day 45 – 4th June, 2021 – Have you tried to walk like animals? It is a tough ask. But as usual, our self-advocates took the challenge head-on and here is the result.
Day 44- Favorite Animals
Day 44 – 3rd June, 2021 – We asked our self-advocates to craft their favorite animals. What they did is truly a work of art. Their imagination is really praiseworthy. How many of us would be able to do this? Applaud our young talents!
Day 43 – Shuttle Run with a twist
Day 43 – 2nd June, 2021 – Our self-advocates can do whatever it takes to be active. Today, the demonstrated that in a shuttle run with a twist. They reinforce our faith in them everytime. Thank you for participating.
Day 42 – Toran Toran Toran
Day 42 – 1st June, 2021 – Torans are a traditional welcome item and we asked our self-advocates to make Torans. Each of them made a different one. Amazing Creativity by our Self-advocates. Hats Off!
Day 41 – Hoopy Fun with Basket and ball
Day 41 – 31st May, 2021 – Our self-advocates love any game and basketball is no different. Today they threw balls into hoops they created themselves! And was it loads of masti!
Day 40 – Cooking without Fire
Day 40 – 30th May, 2021 – Our Self-advocates are multi-talented and today they prove their versatility as Chefs creating yummy dishes with practiced ease.
Day 39 – Step on it
Day 39 – 29th May, 2021 – Obstacles are a part of life. We requested our self-advocates to do walk on some obstacles and reach and end point. And they did it. With all the enthusiasm only our kids can muster!
Day 38 – Best from Waste
Day 38 – 28th May, 2021 – Today our self-advocates created some wonderful stuff from what you might think is waste.
Day 37 – Ball in bucket using Feet
Day 37 – 27th May, 2021 – Ever tried using your legs to transfer the balls from one bucket to another. This was a challenge accepted by our self-advocates. And they all did it with so much enjoyment, we all would love to do it…
Day 36 – Vegetable Printing
Day 36 – 26th May, 2021 – Our talented artists prove their mettle once again as they make artistic use of vegetables to create their works of art. They are truly Amazing!
Day 35 – Zig Zagging In Fun Ways
Day 35 – 25th May, 2021 – We asked our Self-advocates to go Zigzagging and they did it all in style. They did it with so much energy and enthusiasm, it makes us happy and want to do it ourselves.
Day 34 – Pouring it in
Day 34 – 24th May, 2021 – We always doubt the motor skills of our self-advocates. Today, they proved that they are as good as anyone else when it comes to pouring liquids or solids. Their focus and concentration should definitely be emulated.
Day 33 – Exercising to Stay Fit
Day 33 – 23rd May, 2021 – Our Self-advocates know how to stay fit. These exercises help them and will definitely help us too. So let us start our journey to fitness with these super exercisers.
Day 32 – Delightful Handiworks
Day 32 – 22st May, 2021 – We asked our self-advocates to use their hand as a base for their next artwork and their creativity has us astounded.
Day 31 – Jumping with a Twist
Day 31 – 21st May, 2021 – We asked our self-advocates to jump over a rope with a glass of water in their hands.. and they all enjoyed the game.
Day 30 – Creating Cardboard Magic
Day 30 – 20th May, 2021 – We asked our self-advocates to come up with creative stuff using Cardboard. And just look at their creations..it will leave you mind-blown!
Day 29 – Knee ball walk
Day 29 – 19th May, 2021 – Have you ever tried walking keeping something between your knees? Our self-advocates were ready for this too. Check out how comfortably they were able to do this activity.
Day 28 – Crushed Paper Art
Day 28 – 18th May, 2021 – Art with regular paper, we have seen how good our self-advocates are at that. Today we tried something different – Crushed paper art. And the results were equally beautiful. Judge for yourself!
Day 27 – Paper Tossing
Day 27 – 17th May, 2021 – It requires skills to aim and throw into a bucket. Especially when it is a piece of crumpled paper. But our self-advocates took this challenge too head-on and the results are there for all to see.
Day 26 – Pulsating Artwork with Pulses
Day 26 – 16th May, 2021 – Our super-talented Self-advocates did some amazing art-work with Pulses. Yes, pulses and you will be left gaping at the kind of work they dished out…
Day 25 – Book Balancing
Day 25 – 15th May, 2021 – It is not easy to balance books on your head and walk. But our self-advocates took up the challenge and boy, did they enjoy?!
Day 24 – Emojis Tell a Story
Day 24 – 14th May, 2021 – Create your own smileys with any ROUND object at home. A plate, clock, ball, baloon, anything which is CIRCULAR where you can CREATE your EMOJI
Day 23 – Creative Sack Race
Day 23 – 13th May, 2021 – If you thought our kids and sack race? , well here come our warriors out to prove you wrong once again. The sack race is one more way to develop motor skills. eye-limb coordination and focus.
Day 22 – Art with Vegetables
Day 22 – 12th May, 2021 – Our self-advocates tell us some creative ways to use vegetables. And prove how remarkable they are. You will be amazed at their creativity.
Day 21 – Our Fighting Fit Team
Day 21 – 11th May, 2021 – Our self-advocates understand the importance of staying fit, especially during these times when one cannot even step out. Here they go, motivating all of us to Go the Fitness way.
Day 20 – Finger Art
Day 20 – 10th May, 2021 – Our Self-advocates can do wonders with colors. All they need is a finger and they create masterpieces. Let us see how they showcase their talent as they present their works of FINGER ART.
Day 19 – Walking the Line
Day 19 – 9th May, 2021 Our self-advocates were asked to walk on a line they make – it could be straight, curved, zig-zag, even circles, if not a line. Walking on a line is a great Fine Motor Skill activity that helps build concentration….
Day 18 – Laughter Therapy
Day 18 – 8th May, 2021 Our self-advocates were asked to walk on a line they make – it could be straight, curved, zig-zag, even circles, if not a line. Walking on a line is a great Fine Motor Skill activity that helps build concentration….
Day 17 – Lemon and Spoon Racers
Our Self-advocates raced with their family members in the classic Lemon and Spoon Race. And how much fun it was to focus on the job at hand and doing it well.
Day 16 – Welcoming with Garlands
Day 16 – 6th May, 2021 – We had asked them to make garlands using their creativity… And it will surprise you how creative they can be.
Day 15 – Craft with Paper
Day 15 – 5th May, 2021 – If you think that you can only draw on paper, our self-advocates prove how versatile paper can be and how many craft items can be made with it.
Day 14 – Move like the Bear
Day 14 – 4th May, 2021 – Physical activities are a must in these days and our Self-advocates do any activity told to them with perfection. See how they do the bear crawl and trust us when we tell you – “it is not easy”!
Day 13 – Art with Stone
Day 13 – 3rd May, 2021 – Did you know that rocks and stones could be beautiful? Want to know how? Our Self-advocates will tell you now.
Day 12 – Juicing it up in summer
Day 12 – 2nd May, 2021 – Our Self-advocates show us their culinary skills as they whip up some refreshing juices for these hot summer days!
Day 11 – Start May with Yoga
Day 11 – 1st May, 2021 – Our Self-advocates took to Yoga for a Healthy May and a healthy year.
Day 10 – Create a Greeting Card
Day 10 – 29th April, 2021 – They have taken the efforts to wish all of us a safe and healthy May. Really beautiful wishes coming our way…
Day 9 – Transfer from one bowl to another
Day 9 – 28th April, 2021 – A simple activity to keep our Self-advocates engaged and at the same time help them concentrate.…
Day 8 – Exercising for Health
Day 8 – 27th April, 2021 – Our Self-advocates were ok to do a set of exercises we sent them. And they did it with aplomb. Enjoy this……
Day 7 – Create Rainbows
Day 7 – 26th April, 2021 – Rainbows are all about happiness… Create your own rainbow using anything you want… Share your Rainbow with us.
Day 6 – A Moment of Prayer
Day 6 – 25th April, 2021 – Today, Let all of us pray together. From our homes – for the well being of everyone. It’s time to bring out positivity
Day 5 – Let’s Play Hopscotch
Day 5 – 24th April, 2021 – An easy game that requires concentration as well as effort. Play this game at home. Helps in overall coordination and is a game that will make you sweat. An easy game that requires concentration as well as effort….
Day 4 – Create a Scrapbook
Day 4 – 23rd April, 2021 – Your favorite photos, pictures, coloring… anything that you want to paste in a book and share with us. Creating a scrapbook is creating memories…
Day 3 – Teach your kid to express
Day 3 – 22nd April, 2021 – Teach your children to express themselves without speaking. Teach your children to reach out to you by just acting… Words, Actions, Personalities… Just enjoy.
Day 2 – Say it with Flowers
Day 2 – 21st April, 2021 –We want them to “Say it with Flowers”. Let them express their love for life through flowers – Song, dance, photographs, drawings – let them decide on their choice of expression.
Day 1 – The Selfie Master
Day 1 – 20th April, 2021 – The Selfie-Master All our children are creative and so they were asked to take a selfie along with their families. And many of them sent it to us. It is always a pleasure seeing smiling faces and this…
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