Bristol Association for Neighbourhood Daycare (BAND)

Sensory Truck visits for disabled children

BAND would like holiday playschemes in Bristol working with disabled children to each receive a 3-hour visit from the Playbus Sensory Truck. The Sensory Truck is a fully equipped mobile sensory play space, it includes a: small ball pit, air bubble tube, music and sounds, and a U.V. area.

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  • The child I support loves the music and lights. He had an amazing time, listening to music (choosing the music by himself on the tablet) and flashing lights

    — Playworker

  • “I loved the dice. Turning the dice and then it would change colour – it was magic!”

    — Child

  • “Children all reacted positively to the experience. All ages and abilities could take part and gain meaningful sensory experiences in the truck”.

    — Playworker

  • The child I support loves the music and lights. He had an amazing time, listening to music (choosing the music by himself on the tablet) and flashing lights

    — Playworker

  • “I loved the dice. Turning the dice and then it would change colour – it was magic!”

    — Child

  • “Children all reacted positively to the experience. All ages and abilities could take part and gain meaningful sensory experiences in the truck”.

    — Playworker

Situation

The Sensory Equipment is designed for all children, but is particularly focused on those who are disabled, have learning difficulties, or are autistic. This will serve to develop their skills – from communication, physical aptitude, as well as helping with socialisation. It will also help these groups to become fully accessible and inclusive.

Solution

The benefits for disabled children are: accessing local care, improving social & communication skills, increased independence, learning to be part of a group, building relationships, increased self-confidence and self-esteem, higher sense of belonging and acceptance within their community and by peers, trying out new activities, learning new skills. We positively encourage children to mix & enjoy the resources together as this is part of overcoming stigmatisation and will help promote equality.