just keep swimming: RIpley’s Aquarium

Ever since I remember, my son Tom has always loved the sea world. it seems the fishes movement along with their silence, makes him so happy and relaxed. I think it’s the silence under the water that makes him so peaceful. Even though new experiences can be very difficult for children on the spectrum, I was quite sure that Tom will have an amazing experience, discovering his own underwater adventure in at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.

Needless to say that I was completely right. Tom was fascinated by the amazing aquarium and he didn’t want to leave the place. The Aquarium which features North America’s longest underwater, allow the kids to experience the real sea world, by walking in the underwater tunnel and observing the wide range of species, as jellyfish, horseshoe crabs, sharks, and more ,that surrounded him.

Another thing that I love about Ripley’s Aquarium is that they have table work, Interactive games and a fun playground, inspired by the ocean, that allow my kid to play, run and unleash is endless energy.

In my opinion, not only that a day in aquariums can be educational for children on the autism spectrum, but it can also help them to be more  only calm. There is something about this relaxing place, which may help reduce anxiety and melt-downs, but it’s not that. I truly believe that the connection to animals and touching them can build their confident and their own self-esteem .

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