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As a gesture of goodwill at this stressful unprecedented time, I have provided you with 17 FREE activities to spread out over 4 weeks to support parents and teachers with Sensory & Messy Play Activities to empower children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) during school closures March 2020 & January 2021 due to Covid-19 Worldwide Pandemic.
This is a multisensory practical alternative learning approach to online learning or printable worksheets & it is ideal for Preschool, Early Years & SEN children (Age 2-10 yrs) who need to learn through practical multi-sensory play activities to fully access their learning & regulate their sensory systems during this unprecedented time of school closures.
Dear parent/guardian or Teacher,
Not every child can learn through worksheets and online learning so, therefore, to empower parents/guardians to feel confident to model & encourage learning through play for a range of ages & abilities (Age 2-10 yrs), I have provided some initial basic training on our 8 senses & sensory vs messy play, as well as 17 sensory play activities with a choice of learning objectives for each activity. To fundamentally try to ensure the safety of those children who learn & self-regulate through their heightened oral motor proprioceptive sense & through chewing, tasting or mouthing toys & non-food items, I have taken a great deal of care to try to provide safe activities that will not be hazardous if accidentally eaten, so parents can simply relax during the play activities & enjoy making positive memories together.
It would be lovely if you could share some photos of your fun play experiences so we can all share in the positive experiences together in our empowering little minds community.
Feel free to share & download as many as you want, but I would be grateful if you could follow normal copyright laws. Please be mindful that I am a self-employed Independent Education Consultant & simply just wanted to try to reduce some of your stress of educating from home by empowering you with some of my services, training & expertise I would normally have to charge for.
GOOD LUCK & have fun! Thanks for your support. Please be kind to yourselves as you settle into your parent/teacher role baptism of fire and don't put too many demands on yourselves or your kids as you transition into your new routines. By simply doing multiple sensory movement & music activities throughout each day this will help with self regulation of the sensory system, as well as 1 main sensory play activity or shorter repeated exposure bursts, free play, story time & down time will really help you all create positive memories together. Contact me anytime if you have any questions, you need visual schedule supports or behaviour support. Kind Regards Judith Riddell xx (16th March 2020)