John Michael will be 3 in a few weeks. We've been checking out a couple different preschool options in our school district last week and this week. It's been very helpful for me to picture him in a full inclusion classroom with 15 typically developing kids and 5 kids with special needs. Both classes I've seen each have a little girl with Down syndrome and some other kids with special needs.
On one playground, there were many trikes like the one above. John Michael can't yet pedal, but he's trying. But the coolest thing was that a few trikes had an extra seat on the back, like a fixed trailer, and one little boy gave John Michael a ride all around the playground. It made me so happy to see the kids fully included and accepted. A win-win for both sides.