Health & Wellbeing
After all the lovely sugar on the Churros its very important to look after our teeth and give them a good clean.
Italy is famous for all of its different types of pastas, they are all different shapes and sizes. Allow your child to explore some of the different pastas both raw and cooked with their hands, feet and if they are able to, by mouth. Some of the Pastas available for you to try include:
- Bow tie (farfalle)
You can even make up some of Italy's famous pasta dishes with your child and allow them to enjoy some messy play with the food and experience the sensory exploration with the pasta and the sauces. Yummy!
Italy Sensory Bags
Make your own italian themed sensory exploration bags!
What you'll need :
- 3 Sandwich bags
- Hair gel / Shower gel/ bubble bath/ water/ shaving foam and food colouring. (Green, white and red colours)
Simply fill each of the sandwich bags, one with the green, one with the white/cream and one with the red. Use a good, strong tape to seal the top of the sandwich bag. Sellotape the bags down on a tray or the table in the order of the Italian Flag, let your child explore and squeeze the bags.
Summer Seaside Sensology Session
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!!
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.