Making play inclusive
Sense’s Play Inquiry found that children with multiple needs have significantly fewer opportunities to access play than their non-disabled peers.
In response to these findings – and to families’ requests for guidance on playing with their children – we have developed two play toolkits: one for early years play settings and their staff, and one for parents.
The toolkits have been created to help play providers and families develop fun and inclusive play opportunities for children with multiple needs.
Both toolkits contain simple ideas, suggestions and practical tips on making play fully accessible – and are accompanied by ten videos.
Read the play toolkits
Download the PDF (2.0MB)
Download Word document (50 KB)
Download the Welsh language PDF (3.8MB)
You can find all ten videos on the Sense YouTube channel, collated in the Making play inclusive playlist. You can also watch them right here:
- Hand under hand communication
- Sensory stories
- Resonance boards
- Messy play
- Treasure baskets
- Den making
- Using household items
- Signing songs
- Play in other settings
- Outdoor play
Funded by the Boshier-Hinton Foundation.
First published: Monday 17 October 2016
Updated: Wednesday 9 November 2016