Playing With Siblings

Some of the best playdates can be with siblings!

Together with children, watch this video created by the organization Exceptional Minds. Samuel and Julia narrate a story together using Julia’s drawings to help her actively participate in the storytelling.

Besides drawing, what other communication tools can help every child feel included when playing and practicing oral storytelling? (Ask siblings of children with autism for their ideas, which may include devices, sing-alongs, movement, sound effects, and so on.) Siblings’ ingenuity while playing can spark the most innovative ways to include others in the fun.