Zedie and Zoola’s Playful Universe: An Inclusive Playtime Resource Which Lifts Communication Barriers From The Playground
Playtime is essential for children’s wellbeing and provides key opportunities to make friends. Yet for some children, unstructured play can present real challenges.
This original resource provides ideas and tools to support children aged 6-9 with communication conditions as they socialise with their peers. The set includes:
- Zedie & Zoola’s Playtime Cards – a pack of 25 cards containing ideas for fun playground games that encourage children with different communication styles to play together.
- Zedie & Zoola Light Up the Night – a beautifully illustrated storybook, which draws on themes relating to friendships, neurodiversity, participation, and advocacy.
- Zedie & Zoola’s Playful Universe – an evidence-based guide offering additional advice for adults to use the cards effectively, with helpful contextual information to assist in making playtimes more accessible.
The first of its kind to draw attention to the barriers to play experienced by children with communication conditions, this practical and informative set aims to engage children and foster an inclusive and supportive environment. It is suitable for use at both school and at home, with plenty of opportunities to encourage play, and will be a valuable resource for primary school teachers, speech and language therapists, and parents.