On the second day of the 2-day training program, there was a demonstration sibshop.

Sibshops are workshops for young siblings.
Sibshops seek to provide siblings with opportunities for peer support.
Sibshops will provide siblings with the following opportunities: to meet other siblings,
to discuss common joys and concerns with other siblings,
to learn how others handle situations commonly experienced by siblings,
to learn more about the implications of their sibling's special needs.

The following is the program of the demonstration sibshop in Tokyo.

09:30 Set up
10:00 Trainees arrive
Review day's activities
10:30 Kids arrive / Face tags!
10:50 Strengths and Weaknesses
11:40 Knots
11:48 Lap Game
11:52 Stand Up
12:02 Group Juggling
12:12 Triangle Tag
12:25 Lunch
13:07 Sightless Sculpture
13:30 Psychic Shake
13:45 Dear Aunt Blabby
14:05 Push Pin Soccer
14:30 Sound Off  
Closure
15:00 Fond Farewell to Kids  
Debriefing and Planning
16:00 Farewell to Trainees

We recruited kids for the demonstration Sibshop and eleven kids applied. However, one boy didn't come because he wanted to go to another activity, a camporee (a boy scout activity). We told his mother that of course we would like to have him, but she should respect what he wanted. Consequently, five girls and five boys came. We expected that kids would come various places and they would need their parent(s) to accompany them to the sibshop. Thus, we set up a parents' meeting while the kids participated in the sibshop. Some parents brought their disabled children with them.

We also recruited 20 trainees. We had to turn down some applicants because over 20 people applied.

Two interpreters helped with this sibshop as volunteers. Hisako interpreted what the kids said into English. Aki, her friend, interpreted what Don and Anne said into Japanese.
  1. Nametag1 / Nametag2
  2. Strength and Weakness / Stand up / Group juggling
  3. Triangle Tag / Lunch (Girls) / Lunch(Boys)
  4. Sightless Sculpture(Boys1) / (Girls1) / (Boys2) /(Girls2) /
  5. Sound off / A group Picture 1 / 2 / 3