What We Say When We Prioritise Inclusive Play.

There are lots of important fantastic reasons to prioritise play for disabled and/or neurodivergent children and young people. Iโ€™m sure you can list off a bunch of them without having to think too much; thereโ€™s developmental reasons, physical wellbeing, opportunities to develop peer relationships, therapeutic benefits, sensory regulation and educational reasonsโ€ฆ But there is oneContinue reading “What We Say When We Prioritise Inclusive Play.”

Playful Communication: the joys of the ‘non-functioning’

“Communication is about our ability to share our lives with other people”             Working in play, particularly in disability and additional needs settings, has blown open my understanding of what communication is. The quote above from therapist and author Phoebe Caldwell is, to me, is the best explanation of where Iโ€™veContinue reading “Playful Communication: the joys of the ‘non-functioning’”

Play Diary: Tubes, Tubes and Temporary Playgrounds

Hello and welcome to another play diary This entry will be bit of a flashback to those couple of weeks in the summer where I got very into a bunch of cardboard tubes. Hope you enjoy! Back in the summer I got the opportunity to go into a local play scheme and run a playContinue reading “Play Diary: Tubes, Tubes and Temporary Playgrounds”