Play and Learn Sensory Groups in Dewsbury for Children with Sensory Impairments

Hutchinson Deafblind Trust have planned some more PAL sessions for pre-school children with sensory impairments:

1. A one off drop in session for the Preschool sensory group on Friday 1 February 2019

2. A block of 6 sessions starting Friday 1 March to Friday 5 April 2019. The dates are:
Friday 1 , 8, 15, 22 & 29 March 2019
Friday 5 April 2019

All sessions will be running at Sensory World, 101 Old Westgate, Dewsbury WF13 1NB from from 10:30am-11:45am.

These are FREE sessions run by specialists in sensory impairment. It is an opportunity to have fun and support the child’s learning through play and to meet other parents too.

There’s also a parent training morning coming up on Friday 15 February, 9:30am-12:00pm at Bailiff Bridge Community Centre, Victoria Road, Brighouse HD6 4DX.

Please call 07707 586845 or email hutchinsondeafblind@hotmail.co.uk to book a place.

Sensory World Play Centre is for everyone – including disadvantaged children who can discover new things in the world. Happy faces are the best incentive.

Treasure Bags activity for children aged 0 – 4

3 week activity creating treasure to focus on how children learn through sensory play, the benefits of sensory play, as well as making their very own treasure bag including sensory items to take home – Suitable for children aged 0-4 years.

Thursday 9 June – 1pm to 2pm
At Illingworth Community Children’s Centre, Occupation Lane, HX2 9RL

To book a place, call Sure Start Children’s Centres NHP on 01422 266197

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The Grow Big Sense pod hits the road!

sensory playGrow Big has launched its first sensory play outreach project in Calderdale run by a team of volunteers. The large inflatable pod will be visiting six Children’s Centres over the coming months with an exciting and unique programme of sensory activities for around 100 pre-school children.
sensory objectsEach week the pod will be transformed into different multi-sensory environments including woodland and seaside and the children will also get chance to play with treasure baskets. Our treasure baskets contain over 50 sensory-rich items, containing a range of textures, colours, properties, shape and weight (photo attached). The children will also go home with their own free sensory goodie bag and set of activity postcards.

The Sense project has been funded by Calderdale Council and the National Lottery and aims to improve each child’s personal, social and emotional skills.

Rachel Stewart, founder of Grow Big, explains why the project focuses on the senses:

“Sensory play is vital for a child’s brain development and encourages learning. What’s great though is that parents can provide sensory play opportunities at home that cost next to nothing”.

Maureen Shepherdson from North Halifax Partnership manages 2 of the Children’s Centres in North & East Halifax who are taking part in the project said:

“We are really excited to be part of the new Sense project and can see the benefits that such a sensory-rich resource has on the children’s learning and development”.

To find out more about how you can get involved in Grow Big contact info@growbig.co.uk or visit www.growbig.co.uk.

grow big staff