Disabled children’s free activity days rock
Caudwell Children, the national charity that provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families, has announced that it is to run a series of free activity days for disabled children in association with MowMow Rocks, the company that has created a rock painting game where players use an app to find hidden rocks!
The activity days will take place at Caudwell Children’s recently opened Caudwell International Children’s Centre, on Innovation Way, Keele Science and Innovation Park, ST5 5NT.
The sessions, which are also open to those with additional needs, will run from 1-4pm on Saturday and Sunday 18th, 19th and 25th, 26th January, 2020.
MowMow Rocks was established with the philosophy that time outside is an important part of an active lifestyle and that by playing outdoors children will be happier, healthier, more confident and less anxious.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for children to use the centre’s wonderful sensory garden to get outside and have some fun,” said Becky Deri, from Caudwell Children. “It’s perfect for MowMow Rocks as there are so many places in the garden to hide the stones.
“All the children need to do is find themselves some clean, flat large stones, or rocks, which they will then colour using pens and paints.
“This encourages them to be really creative as they can customise their rocks however they wish.”
Children will then photograph their rock before hiding it in their chosen location. And with a hollowed out log, bushes and trees, and a variety of fauna and shrubbery to choose from there are many secretive locations to hide their rock within the garden.
Once this has been done players can use the MowMow app, installed on their mobile device, to mark on a map where they have hidden their rock. Players can then use the app to see where all the other rocks are hidden before endeavouring to find them.
“It’s a brilliant way of bringing the simple matter of hiding and finding rocks into the digital world,” enthused Becky. “Players and their parents will love tracking the rocks and seeing how many times they have been found and seeing who found them.
“It’s like a good old fashioned game of hide and seek combined with the latest technologies and it also helps participants to develop that sense of wonder and adventure which is a vital part of childhood.”
Caudwell Children’s activity days are important in helping disabled children to escape the confines of their own home.
“Incredibly, 78% of disabled children in the UK have no access to activities outside their house,” explained Becky. “This could be because of a number of things, such as lack of provision or cost, so our free activity days are incredibly important in providing social interaction in a secure environment.
“We encourage as many children and young people as we can to engage in them and we strive to ensure that they have an enjoyable experience.”
To book a place call Becky Deri on 01782 433613 or email: email@example.com
You can find out more about our Short Break Activity Day programme here.