Health & Wellbeing
Yoga for PMLD
During this challenging time let's enjoy the gift of colour and maybe get lucky and even catch a rainbow! Children can experience and begin to appreciate colour through this sensory TACPAC in a fun child-centered way.
The children in Dosbarth Gwyrdd usually respond very positively to music and this is often part of the way they learn. As for all children we need to wrap up the learning in fun!!
TACPAC draws together touch and music to create a structured half-hour of sensory communication between two people. It therefore, has excellent cross-curricular benefits and brings together Language Literacy and Communication, Expressive Arts and also has huge benefits for Health and Well Being. If you'd like to read more about TACPACS you can open the link below.
Mr Tumble: I can sing a rainbow
The children in Dosbath Gwyrdd respond very positively to Mr Tumble and show great interest. Listen to this short simple song as an introduction to the Rainbow TACPAC.
This TACPAC makes use of common household objects. If you don’t have any of these feel free to adapt creatively as necessary. Each colour has a child-friendly colour song that also refers to related things of the specific colour. The spelling is not relevant at this level but is a catchy part of the song.
2 Dessert Spoons
Green Pillow case/Tea Towel/scarf
Bowl of water/Water Sprayer
- RED: Desert Spoons:
Hold the spoons together and tap gently over legs and arms whilst listening to the red song. This will also make an interesting tapping sound.
2. YELLOW: Banana: Hold a banana in each hand and swipe gently over your child’s arms and legs whilst listening to the yellow song. Also, waft under the nose in order to gain some sensory smell.
4. GREEN: Green coloured pillowcase/tea towel:
Waft the green material over your child so that they can feel the breeze whilst listening to the green song.
5. ORANGE: Roll the orange over your child’s legs and arms whilst listening to the orange song. Also, help your child to smell the orange by wafting it under their noses.
6. PURPLE: Nailbrush/Washing up brush: Brush in circular movements gently on arms, legs and shoulders whilst listening to the purple song.
7. BLUE: Dip fingers in water and flick gently over your child whilst listening to the blue song. Or if you have a water sprayer, spray the water near them so that they can feel some of the misty water.
If appropriate for your child repeat the colours again.