These resources are suitable for those who are mobile with behavioural and/or sensory difficulties.
We call these children and young people our Leaping Leopards. They tend to be mobile and active and can be seeking sensory inputs including movement and deep pressure. They may have difficulties with concentration and needs lots of activity to feel good. They include some of our children with Autism, ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorders.
We have put together a list of external resources, information, ideas and original videos suitable for Leaping Leopards and their families to do at home.
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.
Core stability refers to the strength in your child’s tummy and back and the amount of control and balance between. Good core stability helps with movement but may also help children to concentrate.
Inclusive Sport At Home
Hand / Eye Coordination
Shoulder, Hand and Finger Strengthening
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.
Our Home Videos
We’ve created some special videos to help Gympanzees families exercise and play at home. The ‘Our Home’ videos below are suitable for those who are mobile with behavioural and / or sensory difficulties.
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.
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!
The scavenger hunt is really simple and easy to set up. It can be adapted to suit any disability and household.
This obstacle path is a fantastic way to get your child jumping around. You may also find your neighbours joining in the fun too!
Obstacle Course - active
This video suitable for active and mobile children including those with Autism, ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorders
More resources coming soon!
Music at Home
Communication and Play
The Power of Rotation