Activities: Opportunities for Sharing and Elements of Inclusion
We cannot say it often enough that little
people have the same needs and desires as everyone else: they need to
interact with their peers, have fun, learn, and be treated as respected
adults. However, because of their small stature, they sometimes tend to
doubt themselves, deprecate themselves, and isolate themselves.
Therefore, we strongly recommend that people
with dwarfism find and engage in activities that will contribute to
maintaining and improving their health, well-being, and self-esteem.
Whether they are sports, music, cultural outings, or do-it-yourself
courses, etc., leisure activities are an important factor for
inclusion. They allow people with functional limitations who are faced
with being different to:
- Maintain their health and physical
abilities as long as possible.
- Develop their creative potential and
- Realize their aspirations.
- Develop their social skills.
- Participate fully in society, etc.