Welcome to our Jungle page, these resources are suitable for children and young people with any ability and disability. 

Jungle is for any disability. This category takes you from play and exercise for those who have very limited independence through to those with exceptional physical skills so that you can find the level which suits your child if they don’t fit into any of the other categories.

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Useful Resources

We have grouped together information, ideas and some external resources that we think will be beneficial to children and young people with any ability and disability. 

Shoulder Stability and Hand Strengthening

We need good shoulder, elbow, wrist hand and finger strength to carry, manipulate, stabilise ourselves and for hand dexterity and fine motor skills. 

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Messy Play

Messy play activities with paint

Messy play is a lot of fun but is also great for your child’s development.  Feeling different textures is good for stimulating brain development as well as helping children get used to different sensations. 

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Hand Eye Coordination

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We connect what we see with our eyes and move our hands accordingly. This skill is developed through much practice and is essential for every day tasks.

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Core Stability

Core stability is generally built up as we develop and try out new and more complex movements. If children are less mobile, spend much of their time in a chair or if they have neurological impairments, their core stability may be affected.  

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Exercise

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We’ve put together a list of some of the best exercise videos, activities and links we’ve seen for you to try at home!  

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Home Sports

How to exercise at home for children with disabilities

Sport is a great way to get exercise, and is known to boost confidence and improve self-esteem as well as improving strength and stamina. Sports are often played in teams but the skills in the sport can be practised at home and can be great fun for everyone. 

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Whole Body / Gross Motor Exercises

Moving your whole body has can help a child in their physical and cognitive development. Moving the whole body improves strength, stamina, endurance, stability and mobility. 

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Balance, Leg Coordination and Walking

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Good coordination and balance is key to kneeling, standing, walking, running, jumping and higher level sports and activities. 

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Massage

Indoor activities for kids including massage

Massage can be beneficial for muscles, joints and movement and can also help with bonding and behaviour. Here you can find links and advice of how you can use massage with your child.

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FIne Motor Skills

Good fine motor skills enable children to do carry out activities of daily living including feeding or dressing themselves, playing with toys, doing their school work with a pen or typing, using a tablet or using their hands to communicate.

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Our Home Videos

Here we have put together a list of our Our Home videos that are suitable for the needs of children and young people with all abilities and disabilities. 

Bear Hunt

This bear hunt is suitable for children who spend much of their time in wheelchairs. You can use lots of objects that you can find around your house to create this bear hunt!

Silly Socks and a bit of Boccia

We’ve created some fun and easy to set up games. All you need are some socks!

Stealthy Ways for Handwashing

This video contains tips on how to ‘stealth handwash’ whilst still having fun with various kitchen or household props. And also how to pimp up our liquid pumps to make it more fun for children.

Scavenger Hunt

The scavenger hunt is really simple and easy to set up. It can be adapted to suit any disability and household.

Obstacle Course - crawlers

This obstacle course is suitable for those children who can crawl along the floor, this includes younger children with Down Syndrome or Cerebral Palsy etc.

Obstacle Course - active

This video suitable for active and mobile children including those with Autism, ADHD and Down Syndrome. It’s time to turn your house into a giant obstacle course with things in your house!

Laser Quest

This video is suitable for active and mobile children. You can create the laser string quest anywhere in your home and make it as big or small as you like!

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Fine Motor Skills

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Music at Home

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Vestibular Activities

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Proprioception Activities

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Calming Activities

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Apps

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Crafts

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Communication and Play

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Imaginative Play

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The Power of Rotation

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