JOSH THE ROBOT
Join the adventure as Josh the Robot teaches the other toys the important lessons of kindness, including others and that it’s ok to be different. Find out how Josh finally gains acceptance and makes new friends… and learn what makes Josh the Robot so special. Written and Illustrated by Down syndrome author Peter Rowe. www.peter-rowe.com.au
SQUIGGLES EARLY ACTIVITY SYSTEM
The LECKEY Squiggles Early Activity System is a modular floor-based early intervention postural support mat to enhance and encourage muscle and bone development in babies and young infants.
Its use of bright rolls, wedges, straps and supports will have your child giggling away at playtime!
DISCOVERY NATURE PLAY HIDEAWAY
The Discovery® Nature Play Hideaway is NEW to the Plum Play® Discovery® range! The unique shape and construction brings 360 degree feature rich play and the love of the forest to any garden landscape. The cleverly-crafted design features bamboo wind chimes and guttering, a swinging letter box and even a built-in planter pot; all perfect additions to help shape the future nature-lovers of our generation. There’s no need for rules in this den, children can create mud pies on the counter and write their recipes on the easy clean clear painting screen. www.plumplay.com.au
SLEEPING BAG LINER
Brolly Sheets had so many requests for a waterproof sleeping bag liner so they got making! Imagine two layers of cotton jersey bonded together with a waterproof membrane in the middle. These liners are 170cm x 70cm and fit inside most child standard sleeping bags. If your child wets, or ‘wraps themselves around’, the sleeping bag will still be protected. Another key benefit to a waterproof liner – ground moisture will never reach the sleeper!
Have you heard of this amazing fitted sheet? It’s called the Wonder Sheet and it can make turning your child in bed so much easier. It reduces the effort required as you can now slide them or they can move themselves by sliding their hips without having to lift. Less pain and less effort.
AUSSIE ALLERGY MUM
We really do love passionate, energetic members of the community making a difference and this mum is certainly one of them. Caroline was thrown into a world of allergies with her youngest daughter and since then has hosted a support network made up of a blog full of information, stories and inspiration; a library of free resources; a hub for mums and she also runs workshops. If your child has allergies we urge you to check out www.aussieallergymum.com
SECRET AGENT SOCIETY
The Secret Agent Society, known as SAS, is a computer game pack and program helping kids age 8-12 years crack the code on emotions and friendships. These junior detectives are equipped with the skills to feel happier, calmer and braver while making new friends. It is evidence- based and captivating, making this program one of the most successful of its kind. www.sst-institute.net
Caring Clothing is turning heads, not just for its fashionable and comfortable attire, but also for its dedication and business practices. The concept is well-wearing adaptive clothing for children, teens and adults who have restrictive mobility due to disability, illness or injury. Caring Clothing is a registered NDIS provider and adaptive clothing is funded under consumables in Assistive Products Personal Care. www.caringclothing.com.au
Shapeeze is a fun and educational skill building activity kit which introduces children to numeracy and literacy whilst helping to advance fine motor skills, boost self-confidence and give children a real sense of achievement.
Developed by Australian mum Simone Crighton in consultation with qualified pre-school teachers and occupational therapists, Shapeeze offers an entertaining form of occupational therapy.
Shapeeze is a return to the traditional, self-directed activities of handwriting, colouring, gluing and sticking. Children learn to identify letters of the alphabet, numbers, colours, shapes and sizes, helping to increase attention span and build problem-solving skills whilst encouraging independence and creativity. Visually simple designs help minimise distraction, triangular barrelled pencils encourage correct hand positioning and engaging tasks help children develop vital communication and writing skills.
Shapeeze offers age- appropriate options and is travel friendly, complete with all of the elements required to create and learn at home or on the go!
Keeley’s Cause was created by a 13-year-old girl in Victoria who has autism and an intellectual disability. The aim – to provide iPads to children across Victoria also diagnosed with autism or an intellectual disability. This cause enhances each child’s abilities in education, communicating and interacting with peers. In 12 months Keeley has presented 48 iPads and raised $29,887 through donations, fundraising and sponsorships. Keep up the great work, Keeley!
NEURONODE BY CONTROL BIONICS
The NeuroNode System and NeuroNode Trilogy are the latest access and communication solutions for children and adults with physical limitations and loss of speech.
At the heart of these newly released systems is the NeuroNode 3.0, the latest generation of the world’s leading wearable, wireless, EMG control device. Combining the power of its EMG + new 3D spatial control the NeuroNode 3.0 is changing lives across the globe! Amazing stuff…