Welcome to our resources page!
Here you will find a range of posters, handouts and more to support the inclusion of children with disabilities and developmental challenges.
We provide a range of stories that help children with disabilities or developmental challenges learn more about early childhood education and care settings. Each story comes with audio so that children can list to the story. We have also provided these same stories without pictures so they can be customised with personal images or photos that are relevant to the child or children you will read it with.
Recognising and supporting child anxiety
AllPlay Learn’s Recognising and supporting child anxiety forms help educators to reflect on:
- a child’s early signs that they are feeling anxious
- later signs that their anxiety is escalating
- triggers or contributors to the child’s anxiety
- strategies that may be effective at specific timepoints
Talking with families about their observations will help you develop a shared and richer understanding about the child’s anxiety. Involving children in recognising and responding to signs of anxiety can increase their autonomy and confidence. These forms can be used to support collaboration and communication across staff involved in a child’s care, which can help create consistent supportive environments that foster a child’s sense of security and capability in managing their anxiety.
We have provided a range of resources for facilitating the inclusion of children with disabilities and developmental challenges. We provide resources to help children learn how to manage their emotions and problem solve. We also have posters celebrating the strengths of children, and being different. There are also posters that provide reminders about how to communicate with and include others (including a simpler version for children who prefer less detail). Finally, we also provide a strengths and abilities communication checklist to facilitate communication between educators and parents.
Illustrations of practice
Have a look at how some early childhood education and care settings are creating safe, holistic and inclusive spaces for children.