Play Day at Stay and Play

Published 11:21 am Saturday, April 1, 2017

Special to The Leader

Little Cypress Intermediate would like to invite families in Orange County with special needs children to visit Stay and Play on Saturday, April 22, from 9 to 11 a.m., or if it’s raining in the morning, they will try again from 2 to 4 p.m. the same day. Look on the LCI Facebook page at or their webpage at if there are questions concerning a rainout. Others in the community are also welcome to attend to see what has been accomplished through generous donations from individuals, organizations and businesses.

Stay and Play is a playground, developed through grants and donations, that has been designed for children with special needs, but is enjoyed by all children regardless of their abilities. The equipment that was selected is ideal for those that have physical, neurological and intellectual challenges that might make it difficult to play elsewhere. During school hours, general education students also visit their life skill friends for Stay and Play time.

This special play area was developed to allow students, through sensory play, to discover their world and how to be successful in it. Not only does a playground engage the core senses, it also allows for development of other sensory skills that are essential to healthy development.

According to LCI nurse Kelly Meadows, there will be other days throughout the year when Stay and Play is open for all children in Orange County.