Thursday, 24 October 2013

Colour Match Peg

 Mermaid and Rocket pegs matching correct colour tails/ booster

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer (2)

I have actually made this to sell and be mailable in an envelope. It is a version of a previous one I made that was more 3D, But actually I think it's turned out pretty well

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Bug Play

 Just a set up of bug play area, with supplementary resources to support play
 Soil, plastic bugs and bug hunting/ hiding materials
Matching plastic ant to picture

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Enabling Environment

The drawer unit and block/ shape play on mirrors and foil (torch to right to shine on for better effect). I will try to post a better photo of this.
 The drawers are always accessible, are labelled with what's inside and you will note there are cards with signs relating to what's in many of the drawers.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Tactile Book (My House)

 A tactile book made for a homes project.
The group did not have children with visual impairment but made tactile for interest and would support if there was a child in future.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Collection of Ducks

 Planning for children's interests doesn't always mean activities but the resources you provide to support play, and other areas of learning through a play based situation. This area was set up to encourage speech sounds/ symbolic sounds of a child with limited speech. He had shown an interest in ducks and liked some simple songs.
 All children enjoyed this and the ducks were displayed alongside in baskets, daily it would get back to this. There was exploring, sorting, some duck sounds made by said child LOTS made by everyone else.
Suplemental materials include books e.g. nine ducks nine and song card.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Stammering Poem

I generally don't share much of myself on this blog, and I originally set it up to share ideas etc. relating to SEN and inclusion, it has evolved along the way.

But this post whilst relates to inclusion/ SEN is actually a poem written by myself to describe the experience I have with stammering. This was a big issue when I was a child, but I kind of grew out if it with some occasions when I would but limited impact. At present however whilst not major (by many's terms) it is a feature of my daily life and somewhat frustrating! I hope that you will find it interesting:

I stammer, I stutter
But nothing at all
I stand there in limbo
As I try to recall

The clock it is ticking
My words stuck inside
Not supposed to be hard
But the word it just hides

A repetition of sound
Or a curious stop
Brain in a frenzy
Find a word to just swap!

The options are thus
Words remain hidden
Or lexical battle
Till fault overridden!

The British Stammering Association has so good advice sheets (particularly for children)

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Jungle Play Small World

 This was actually for Church Jungle Themed Holiday Club (VBS, for Americans). Here is a close up of the small world play area of the jungle play space.
 It was in a "cosy" sectioned off area of the room.
 A little further away.
 Additional resources to support jungle related play.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Budget Sensory Ideas

Here are two sheets I have devised to support you in creating sensory spaces on a budget/ movable. Sensory environment can be really rewarding/ relaxing/ engaging for all children.