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.

Inclusive Playskills - FREE Online Workshops

We will share experiences, explore possibilities for inclusive play, experiment, reflect and have fun. We will also be running a Facebook Play Skills Support Group alongside these workshops.

If you would like to attend a zoom workshop or join the Facebook Group please contact Ariane on 07711717634 or at ariane@differentplanetarts.org.uk 

Week 1: 10th July 2020 11am -11.45am

Inclusive Play 
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: 17th July 2020 11am - 11.45am

Multisensory 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. 

Week 3: 27th July 2020 11am - 11.45am

Sensory Play and Inclusive 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.