What children do in wet playtimes has become an issue of debate among some parents. Fortunately a solution is easy to find.

Wet playtimes existed long before we became aware of climate change.  But climate change has made the chance of a prolonged series of indoor playtimes and lunchtimes much more likely.

Indeed, wet playtimes have now become something of an issue, with campaigning websites such as MumsNet and NetMums launching campaigns for schools to engage in what they call “more positive” educational activities on these days.

Interestingly, many of the ideas that the campaigning parent sites put forward are ones that we will all have seen before and which are well established in most schools.

However, because of the change in weather patterns Edventure has been at the forefront of researching and finding low cost resources that can be used on such occasions, giving children a break from formal education while offering stimulating and interesting activities.

As a result, we have a whole variety of wet playtime packs suitable for different types of school – and if you want an overview please do click here.

There are details of specific packs both in our catalogue and online – for example, the Primary Wet Playtime Pack, which has significant discounts against buying the games individually, includes chess, doodle scenes, draughts, frog hoppers, ludo, make a pair, pick up sticks, cards, secret code, shut the box, etc, etc.  More details here.

The Junior Wet Playtime Pack is aimed for use with older children, and once again is available at a discount on the cost of purchasing individual games.  You can see the list of games and an illustration of what’s in the box here.

Of course, there are always some games that children choose as their favourites, and we’ve selected the most popular of all the wet playtime games and put them in one collection – again with a significant discount against the individual purchase price.

Finally there is our unique Playtime Value Pack which contains the four most popular board games of all: chess, ludo, snakes & ladders, and draughts.  As before there is a significant discount for buying the pack rather than individual games.  Here are the details.

What’s more, if you’re reviewing your current wet playtime policy, Edventure has written a policy document to support schools with this process. For a copy of the document, please click here.

As always, you can place an order with Edventure in a variety of ways, including:

  • on the website www.edventure.co.uk   
  • by faxing us to 01323 50 10 41
  • by calling us on 01323 50 10 40
  • by emailing us at sales@edventure.co.uk    
  • by post to Edventure Ltd, Hargreaves Business Park, Hargreaves Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 6QW.

What’s more, if you quote HH0515 on your order delivery will be free. Without quoting the code the charge is £3.95.

Imagine a musical instrument that anyone can play immediately, but which can also be used to create every type of music imaginable.

Give most children a chance to paint or draw and they’ll take it.   Give them a chance to dance, and they will throw themselves into it.

Of course the same technique can be used with music in terms of percussion, but a percussion instrument in the hands of a child has a far smaller range of possibilities than the child will find in dance, painting etc.

So how can we introduce special needs children to the infinite variety of options and possibilities that music has to offer?

This was the question we faced, and which led to the development of the Skoog, a musical instrument that can bring forth an infinite array of sounds without any preparation or practise, but which can be developed and refined over time to produce the most magnificent results.

As a result everyone can be involved in music, creativity comes to the fore, there is a focus on self-directed learning to see how the instrument works, and concentration is enhanced.

If you would like to see more about how and what this instrument is and what it can do just take a look at this

You will see how the Skoog promotes inclusive music practice and musical expression, boosts learning, creativity and language development, improve concentration, and co-ordination.

It is mountable, robust and can be played with any part of the body, including using the student’s own voice to explore sequencing and vocal interaction and it can be customised to the individual for a wide range of interaction possibilities

It is also a valuable tool for non-verbal communication and self-expression, which is easily personalised to maximise emotional engagement and participation and helps to encourage self-awareness, empathy and social skills

If you would like to know more please

Call us on 01334 461244

Email hq@softplanetgroup.com

Write to us at
Greenbank House
St Andrews
KY16 8LP



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