While your child may be attending specialist physio or occupational appointments, regular structured play at home can help build their mobility, communication/language skills and progress with developmental milestones. It also provides a tool to build bonds and understanding between your child, their siblings, extended family and friends.
Research has shown that sensory play has many benefits:
By offering play therapy at home, we hope to show you how to engage your child using simple, everyday (low cost) objects to create activities that will benefit your child’s development or soothe them during times of distress. These activities can be implemented by you, older siblings or by your Hannah’s House care worker.
Hannah’s House employs a part-time qualified play specialist with extensive experience working with children with disabilities.
Our Playtime Program is supported by Telethon 7 and WA Charity Direct.
We offer free fortnightly Playgroups for all children supported by Hannah’s House and their siblings.
Alternating between incursions at a community centre and excursions to play centres and museums (e.g. Scitech & Little Land), these provide an opportunity for families to children to access play and socialise with each other in a supportive environment.
Playgroups are also a great way for our mums and dads to meet and connect with each other.
For more information on Playgroups, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Playtime Play Plans are offered as a free service to all families accessing Hannah’s House programs. To discuss developing or updating a Play Plan for your child, please email Sue at email@example.com.