Online Inclusive Play Skills Support for Parents and Children at Home

While Coronavirus (COVID -19) means the we can’t provide the sensory theatre and arts activities that we usually do, we would during these incredibly challenging times like to support the families that we work with and know so well. We have created an online inclusive play skills resource to help support parents and carers with bite size tips and ideas for play and creative engagement for children and young people and their families in their homes.

As well as all the exciting information on this page we will be running zoom workshops for parents and carers in inclusive play skills support during July.

We have also compiled a useful resource list of creative activities for you and your family to enjoy, that other providers are offering, and a list of places where you can buy equipment.

Inclusive Play Skills Resource Packs

Music & Sound

A little resource pack for parents and carers with tips and ideas for inclusive music and sound at home.

Inclusive Play

A little resource pack for parents and carers with tips and ideas for inclusive play at home.

Multi-Sensory Play Environment

A little resource pack for parents and carers with tips and ideas for creating multisensory environments at home.

Sensory Storytelling

A little resource pack for parents and carers with tips and ideas for creating and telling sensory stories at home.

FREE Online Inclusive Playskills Courses, Workshops and Telephone Support for Parents, Carers & Professionals in early 2021

Play For Everyone - Inclusive Play Skills Support for Parents and Carers of Children and Young People with Complex Additional Needs

Course 1 dates: Wednesdays 10th, 17th, 24th February 2021  @ 7pm.  Zoom workshop duration 2 hrs  

Course 2 dates: Tuesdays 23rd February & 2nd, 9th March 2021 @ 10.30 am. Zoom workshop duration 1.5 hrs  

Course 3 dates: Wednesdays 10th, 17th & 24th March 2021 @ 10am. Zoom workshop duration 2hrs

During February & March 2021 join us for Zoom inclusive play support workshops for parents and professionals to gain ideas, explore new play structures and types of play that will suit your children or young person. This series of interactive workshops will be themed and are designed to take the needs of your child into account. We will share experiences, explore possibilities for inclusive play, experiment, reflect, and have fun!

 

Week 1: Inclusive Play Skills for Children & Young People with Complex Needs
The workshop with focus on different possibilities for inclusive play, the benefits of play and why we play. It will be full of tips and ideas either for approaching play with your child/ young person or providing ideas for creative engagement either in a one to one situation or together with the wider family. 

Week 2: Sensory Play and Music and Sound
We will explore different types of sensory play and sensory environments and how they might stimulate play. We will also look at how inclusive music and sound and how it can be used to support play and creative engagement. 

Week 3: Sensory Storytelling

We will explore multisensory storytelling that is easy for all the family to take part in together. Experimenting with simple story structures and exploring ways of including all our senses within our storytelling to increase enjoyment, participation and inclusion. This workshop will contain ideas and suggestions on how to bring your favourite stories and songs to life through sensory inputs that engage our senses of touch, hearing, taste, smell, sight and movement aiding in communication and engagement. 

Online courses will be accompanied by 1 to 1 telephone support from our team of skilled inclusive play practitioners and all course work will be complemented by our online resource packs

Spaces are limited, and booking is essential if you would like to book a place on this course  please contact Ariane on 07711717634 or at ariane@differentplanetarts.org.uk

 

Sensory Storytelling Course

Course 1 dates: Thursdays 11th, 18th & 25 March 2021  @ 7pm  Zoom workshop duration 1.5 hrs

Course 2 dates: Wednesdays 21st & 28th April and 5th May 2021 @ 10am Zoom workshop duration 2 hrs

Between  March & May 2021 join us for Zoom sensory storytelling workshops for parents and professionals. An ideal short course for those wishing to develop their inclusive interactive and sensory storytelling. Over the 3 weeks, we will explore ideas and techniques for multimedia sensory storytelling together. Each participant will have the opportunity to develop a story from scratch and practice with the group sharing ideas and building on experience. We will be able to look at ways of tailoring stories to your own children's needs and there will also be a chance to develop sensory stories that the whole family can enjoy and participate in together.

We will share experiences, explore possibilities for inclusive play, experiment, reflect, and have fun!
Online courses will be accompanied by 1 to 1 telephone support from our team of skilled inclusive play practitioners and all course work will be complemented by our online resource packs

Spaces are limited, and booking is essential if you would like to book a place on this course  please contact Ariane on 07711717634 or at ariane@differentplanetarts.org.uk

Storytelling for Everyone - In-depth Sensory Storytelling Course For Parents and Carers

Join us for Zoom sensory storytelling workshops for parents and professionals. An ideal short course for those wishing to develop their inclusive interactive and sensory storytelling. Over the 3 weeks, we will explore ideas and techniques for multimedia sensory storytelling together. Each participant will have the opportunity to develop a story from scratch and practice with the group sharing ideas and building on experience. We will be able to look at ways of tailoring stories to your own children's needs and there will also be a chance to develop sensory stories that the whole family can enjoy and participate in together. There will be time to develop at least one sensory story as well as exploring the different ways in which sensory play, participation and music, puppetry and interactive fun can be used for different children in varying situations. As we will share our work it will be a great opportunity to build a treasure trove of ideas and stories to use.