Co-operating and Collaborating

Inclusive physical activities give children opportunities to collaborate and cooperate with each other. In many cases, just letting kids figure it out is the best course to take rather than telling them how to work together. Kids will often be quick to teach other how to do things. A child using a sport wheelchair has a chance to be the "expert" if another child is trying a wheelchair for the first time. Facilitators need to ensure that communications remain positive and constructive.

As children try different activities, communication becomes paramount. For instance, in a passing exercise, they need to be aware of where the best place to pass to a child using a sport wheelchair and where to go when they are receiving the pass. Facilitators should let kids work it out. If that isn't working a facilitator can ask questions that help the kids to work out solutions.