Useful information

We have compiled a list of books, articles and factsheets which we feel support the work and ethos of our Sensory Nature Adventures and Play project.

Article
Go outside and play highlighting the physical, social and emotional benefits of unstructured outdoor play.

Book
101 Games and Activities for Children With Autism, Asperger's and Sensory Processing Disorders a great book by Tara Delany.

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I love nature nature based activities for children, families and practitioners in Cornwall.

Factsheet
What is inclusive play? Children benefit from being outside, interacting with their environment, learning from nature and developing through play. Inclusive play makes these opportunities available to all children.

Article
Benefits of contact with nature Evidence from research over the last 40 years shows that contact with nature brings substantial mental and physical health benefits.

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Sensory Spectacle immersive experiences to educate about and form a better awareness of Sensory Processing Difficulties (SPD) workshops and installations give you an opportunity of experiencing first-hand how a SPD might impact your life.

Book
Balanced and Barefoot How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children by Angela J Hanscom.

Factsheet
Food tastes better outdoors a series of activity sheets, recipes and guidance on inspiring young people with learning disabilities to enjoy food outdoors.

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The Helping hands project WellChild Helping Hands is a unique home improvement programme which, with the support of volunteer teams from local companies and organisations, tackles garden and bedroom make-overs.

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New grants list for individuals in need A Cornwall based grants list for children and young people in need

Factsheet
What are Widgit symbols? The benefits of using Widgit symbols and other symbol supported information.

Book
Sensory Stories for Children and Teens with Special Educational Needs - an inspiring book by Joanna Grace

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Mencap family hub An online community for parents and family carers.

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Sense a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, have sensory impairments or complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives.