This practical sourcebook is packed full of fun, low-cost games and activities that encourage the development of motor skills, coordination and sensory tolerance in young children.
Using materials that are readily-available in most households or that can be purchased or homemade at a very low cost, these games and activities are appropriate for all children, including those with autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and other learning challenges. The book includes clear descriptions of how to carry out each activity, helpful illustrations, and ways to adapt activities according to the child's individual needs. In addition, a comprehensive reference guide to the activities enables easy searching for games suited to the development of particular skills.
This sourcebook is the key to easy-to-understand, low-cost, and effective games and activities that will support the development of sensorimotor skills. It is a useful tool for parents, carers, therapists, and teachers of children with or without special needs.
'This is an eminently readable book which can be easily used by parents and professionals alike. Lisa's book is full of exciting and stimulating ideas which are practical, affordable, easy to make and immediately available. It is a resource that could just be dipped into when needing inspiration. In times when budgets are tight and expectations are high, this is a book that every teacher or parent of a special needs child should have on their bookshelf.'
- Tracey Beckerleg, Senior Portage Teacher, Southampton, UK and author of Fun with Messy Play: Ideas and Activities for Children with Special Needs.
Preface. 1. Introduction – The Importance of Play. 2. Promoting Gross Motor Skills. 3. Promoting Fine Motor Skills. 4. Promoting Visual Skills. 5. Promoting Sensory Skills. Appendices.