Role play is a fun activity for children and one that enables your child to learn through play. Social skills can be developed with the use of props, exercises and character building. This enables your child to put themselves in another’s shoes, make decisions, learn consequence and make sense of the world around them.
Social skills can be a hard process to develop within disabled children but with learning aids such as switch adapted toys used to role play in learning, it can be an easier and fun process for the child and parent.
Switch adapted toys such as our Peter Rabbit peek–a-boo-toy engages your child in a game of peek-a-boo and asks phrases to help to develop language and social skills.
Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit has been a favourite among children and adults for many years. Peter Rabbit now has his very own adventures on CBeebies where you can follow him and his friend’s adventures.
We love seeing people doing so well especially when it’s our customers.
You may remember us blogging about Natasha Lambert’s father who came to us about switch accessible sailing. In short she wanted to sail the seas but her cerebral palsy prevented her from using the sail boats currently on the market.
We took on the challenge and adapted the radio transmitter with a Sipp and Puff transmitter on her model yacht, so she could practice the art of sailing on the model before she got out on the sea. Since the test model, Natasha Lambert has used the Sipp and Puff method in a real yacht and has achieved what dreams are made of. Of course, it wasn’t going to be long before she caught the attention of the Queen and was awarded an BEM. How amazing is she?
17 year old Natasha Lambert has been sailing since she was just 12 years old and has sailed solo around the Isle of Wight, across the Channel and has embarked on various walking challenges.
I’m sure you’ll agree, she’s a remarkable young woman and provides hope and inspiration to many with cerebral palsy. We’re honored to have assisted her in creating switch accessible sailing.
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Natasha has her own charity Miss Isle which provides sailing tuition using the Sipp and Puff method to youngsters with disabilities. She’s so passionate about sailing she wants to get people into it who wouldn’t normally.
We’d say that her drive, ambition and sheer determination deserves a BEM and more.
Well done Natasha!
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Lower stress levels with bed time reading & switch adaptive toys
Story time is a time that most parents and their children enjoy immensely. It’s a chance for the child to practice their listening, interaction and reading skills. It calms, soothes and prepares them for sleep. It’s also a great opportunity for parent and child to bond over something fun and creative.
Switch Adapted Toys – Mr Tickle likes to tickle you