New England Reptile Shows Bring a Sense of Wonder to Audiences Everywhere
New England Reptile Shows give kids with special needs a sense of wonder and belonging, as well as greater self-esteem and confidence. If you have a child with special needs who would be interested in one of our reptile shows, but you weren’t sure if any shows would be able to accommodate you, please know that we do!
Our shows are thrilling and exciting for children who have autism, ADHD, brain injuries, developmental disorders and other kinds of disabilities.
Engaging kids with disabilities
Inclusion is so important for kids with disabilities, to be part of a shared experience. According to Learning Disabilities organizations, kids with disabilities are more engaged when you present information in multiple ways, and even more importantly, by giving them a chance to experience something that fascinates them.
Not only do we have the patience and knowledge but we also have personal hands on experience as our own son has special needs. Your child will be treated with respect and kindness and we tailor our show based on their needs, their comfort level, and how much they want to be engaged.
New England Reptile Shows do all of these things. Engaging all the senses; including sight, sound and touch; kids are able to feel the excitement of learning about these exotic animals in a variety of ways. Kids with auditory processing disorders can see and touch the animals. Kids with attention disorders will often focus more once they see these impressive creatures, and the interactive elements of our shows tend to hold their attention as well. Kids with physical disabilities will also be able to experience our shows in a safe and supportive environment. We do our best to accommodate everyone, so that no one feels left out.
Shows like ours do a lot to address the emotional needs of kids with disabilities. Sometimes those who have been in life-altering accidents or who have felt left out among their peers can find a respite from depression by becoming immersed in these amazing animals. No matter what their struggle may be, our shows bring everyone together to enjoy a shared, unforgettable experience.
What they’ll learn. New England Reptile Shows present a wide range of fascinating creatures that you may have always wondered about, but never had the opportunity to see up close. We teach audiences about their eating and mating habits, their lifespans, and all kinds of fun, even surprising facts, about these exotic animals. What are the differences between types of snakes? How can you tell if they’re not feeling well? These are some of the many questions we’ll answer. We encourage lots of questions from the audience, too. The best part? While we teach, we also entertain. In fact, learning has never been so much fun!
Some of the stars of our shows include:
- Garter, albino and king snakes
- Red tail and rainbow boas
- Green iguana
- Bearded dragons
- Russian tortoise
- Rose-haired tarantula
- and more!
Those who want to touch and/or hold some of the animals may do so in a supervised setting. We invite volunteers, and we offer prizes and giveaways, too. Our grand finale is a breathtaking 9 ½ -foot long Burmese python!
Planning your event. When you contact us, in the pre-planning stage, simply let us know if there are any special considerations, and we will ensure that every child has an exciting and memorable experience.
At New England Reptile Shows, we make accommodations for all kids with special needs.
NOTE: We do not feature any venomous snakes.
Do something different this year for your family and friends who love reptiles. Contact New England Reptile Shows and book a show today!