Welcome to Gympanzees Our Home

We wanted to bring a bit of Gympanzees inclusive fun into your homes and help you and your family play and exercise.

From exercise videos, activities, ideas, Zoom sessions with a qualified therapist and even borrowing specialist play and exercise equipment – we’re here to help you. 

Our focus is all with a therapeutic twist so that your child receives health and well being benefits – all while having a great time.

Suitable for all disabilities and abilities.

Our Home has three parts to it that can help you and your child to exercise and play at home and feel less isolated

Our resource pages are packed with ideas, information, ‘how to’ explanations, videos and external links to help your child develop a variety of skills. They’re also specific to children with different play and exercise needs.

Intimate chats led by a therapist where families can learn, but also chat and share their difficulties, successes and support each other, helping to reduce their isolation. 

Families will be able to benefit from borrowing our specialist play and exercise equipment including sensory boxes specific to the child’s needs through to therapy equipment, specialist swings, sensory toys and soft play. Equipment will be delivered to your home. 

Online Resources

Choose the category which best suits your child’s needs and start discovering all the brilliant ideas and activities that can be tried at home.

It may be that your child crosses two categories so chose the one that fits best. You can always have a look at the other category later.

Zoom sessions

Our Zoom sessions are run by a qualified therapist. There are usually two or three sessions a week and they are free to attend. They are small in numbers, with only 4 people per session max.

Past sessions include topics such as Proprioception, Getting Engaged, Down Syndrome and Physiotherapy.

We’ll post the latest Zoom session topic and timetable below and on our social channels.

You can book your Zoom session by emailing info@gympanzees.org 

Zoom Sessions

Complex Feeding Difficulties

With Natalie Morris, CEO, The Feeding Trust

Feeding difficulties are present in around 25% of typically developing children, rising to around 80% in children with developmental difficulties such as Autism, Down’s Syndrome and Cerebral palsy.

Helping children who find mealtimes a challenge can be stressful and hard work. Join me to share your experiences and work through some practical ideas and strategies, to help make mealtimes, good times.

Athetosis and Dystonia

With Stephanie Wheen, CEO Gympanzees. 

What is Athetosis and Dystonia?

How does it affect my child?

How can I help at home??

"Just dropping a line after that call to say that was actually really beneficial to me; it reminded me that there are others out there. I have felt hugely isolated and I’ve had very little contact with anyone other than my parents. Answering questions gave the call a purpose but personally it actually meant much more than that to me. Isolation and loneliness isn’t something that people like to admit to but I’m sure I can’t be the only person who does feel more isolated & lonely who could benefit from a small Zoom calls."
Charley

Lending Library

We are currently helping our families further by opening ‘Our Home lending library’. Families will be able to benefit from borrowing our specialist play and exercise equipment including sensory boxes specific to the child’s needs through to therapy equipment, specialist swings, sensory toys and soft play. Equipment will be delivered to their homes, following social distancing advise at all times, allowing us to provide instruction as needed and an opportunity to stay in touch with families helping reduce feelings of isolation.

If you’re interested in taking part in our lending library, please email us at info@gympanzees.org