Learning simple sports skills

Special Olympics specialise in sports for people with intellectual disabilities. They have developed a wide range of online resources to teach children the basic foundation skills for sports. These include improving walking and running, balance, kicking, running and so much more. There are lots of instructional videos and resources on their website While these activities are aimed at younger athletes they may be adapted and there are more resources for older athletes.

Special Olympics has also launched an activity page for adults with intellectual disabilities. The page includes exercise to keep fit, activities to keep the mind active, beating boredom and also healthy eating ideas and recipes you can follow. There is an easy to follow recipe for healthy spaghetti and meatballs with a video to follow as you go. There are also fitness videos for each day to follow and keep fit. Special Olympics also have a weekly timetable the people can follow to keep healthy weight, mind and body.