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Due to the COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on this site have posted service updates and will continue doing so. Many phone lines and websites are still available, however some contact details may have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

If you have any queries, please email us at dos@reading.gov.uk or fis@reading.gov.uk

Virtual Activities

Virtual Youth Club – Brighter Futures for Children

Virtual Youth Club – Brighter Futures for Children

  • Wednesday, 17:00pm – 18:00pm
  • Coronavirus Status: Open Online
  • Virtual Youth Club – Brighter Futures for Children The Detached Youth Team has just set up a new weekly Virtual Youth Club which runs on a Wednesday afternoon, 17:00 – 18:00 on Microsoft Teams. This Youth Club is for all young people aged 13-18 yrs, the club is an opportunity to meet to other young people, take part in topic based discussion as well as fun activities.
  • For a young person to take part, please email their interest to: ryp@brighterfuturesforchildren.org
  • Further information about the Detached Youth team can be found here https://brighterfuturesforchildren.org/young-peoples-zone/youth-service/

Camp Mohawk have now re-opened but they are still doing their online activities!

Online Sessions with Jess & Donna 
Jess and Donna will continue to run online sessions (music, arts and crafts and individual / group support sessions) on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays during the holidays. To view the session timetable please click here. Booking for Jess and Donna's sessions need to be sent to donna.levy@campmohawk.org.uk

Norden Farm Quest Family Fest - https://servicesguide.reading.gov.uk/kb5/reading/directory/service.page?id=lFdLD1XKXYw&familychannel=3-7

 

Animal Movements - Sense

 Pretend to be your favourite animal and get moving around the house.

 Click here to view Animal Movements ( https://updates-sense.org.uk/6RW-78NRW-2O8CRL-4CK7P6-0/c.aspx )

Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing news@updates-sense.org.uk

Your latest activities to help inspire you to be active and creative, including:

Alphabet walks, Flower marking, Drumming to music, Edible finger paint….. and many more!

 View or download the activity resource by clicking the blue button below.

Click here to view ( https://updates-sense.org.uk/6RW-7AZ08-2O8CRL-4E53LF-0/c.aspx 

 

New: Sensory Sport Zoom Session

 Sense Active have launched a fun and friendly new Zoom session for people aged 16+, exploring sport through the use of tactile activities, sound, light and colour!

 

Sensory Sport overview

A session exploring sport through meaningful sensory engagement for individuals with complex and multiple impairments.

 

The benefits

Through this session, participants can develop physical skills such as strength and flexibility, coordination, as well as confidence, independence, and communication skills.

 

Day: Every Tuesday

Time: 2pm - 3pm

Cost: Free

Register: Click the blue button below to register your free place. 

 

Once booked, you will receive a confirmation that includes the Zoom session link and meeting ID. Click here to register your free place ( https://updates-sense.org.uk/6RW-7AFCE-2O8CRL-4DR8P1-0/c.aspx )

 

This session is being delivered in partnership with Bristol Bears Community Foundation ( https://updates-sense.org.uk/6RW-7AFCE-2O8CRL-4DR8P2-0/c.aspx ) and is part of our Sport England funded, 'Sense, Active Together' project.

 

For similar weekly activities available via Zoom or telephone calls, please click here ( https://updates-sense.org.uk/6RW-7AFCE-2O8CRL-4DR8P3-0/c.aspx ).

 

( https://updates-sense.org.uk/6RW-7AFCE-2O8CRL-4DR8P2-0/c.aspx )

Sense Active - Weekly Activities by Zoom or Telephone

 Enjoy free inclusive activities every day of the week! Our sessions are available through Zoom or by phone call.

Please contact sense.active@sense.org.uk ( sense.active@sense.org.uk ) for booking support.

 

Limited Movement Yoga - Children

A yoga session created for young children with limited movement with appropriate stretches and body movements. Delivered by Jacob.

Every Monday at 12.45pm - 1.15pm

Join with Zoom link sent to you after booking.

Click here to book ( https://updates-sense.org.uk/6RW-7AOLY-2O8CRL-4DXQCJ-0/c.aspx )

 

Tactile Defensive Yoga - Children

A 30 minute yoga class specifically for children and young people who are tactile defensive. Delivered by Jacob.

Every Monday at 1.15pm - 1.45pm

Join with Zoom link sent to you after booking.

Click here to book ( https://updates-sense.org.uk/6RW-7AOLY-2O8CRL-4DXQCK-0/c.aspx )

 

Drumming to Music - Children

Children and young people only. Follow air-drumming routines suitable for children.

Every Tuesday at 1pm - 1.45pm.

Join with Zoom link sent to you after booking.

 Click here to book ( https://updates-sense.org.uk/6RW-7AOLY-2O8CRL-4DXQCM-0/c.aspx )

 

New: Sensory Sport for 16+

Explore sport through touch, sound, light and colour for those with complex impairments. Delivered by Bristol Bears.

Every Tuesday at 2pm - 3pm.

Join with Zoom link sent after booking.

Click here to book ( https://updates-sense.org.uk/6RW-7AOLY-2O8CRL-4DXQCH-0/c.aspx )

 

Sensory Circuits

A slower paced, creative and active sensory adventure. Create sensory equipment with the coach and then use!

Every Wednesday at 10.45am - 11.45am.

Join with Zoom link sent to you after booking.

Click here to book ( https://updates-sense.org.uk/6RW-7AOLY-2O8CRL-4DXQCN-0/c.aspx )

 

Boxing

This class will get your heart beating whilst you move and stretch with routines.

Every Thursday at 10.45am - 11.45am.

Join with Zoom link sent to you after booking.

Click here to book ( https://updates-sense.org.uk/6RW-7AOLY-2O8CRL-4DXQCP-0/c.aspx )

 

Drumming to Music

Follow air-drumming routines with upbeat popular music, using drumsticks, wooden spoons or other similar object.

Every Friday from 2pm - 3pm.

Join with Zoom link sent to you after booking.

Click here to book ( https://updates-sense.org.uk/6RW-7AOLY-2O8CRL-4DXQCR-0/c.aspx )

 

Exercise Through Dance

Dance into the weekend every Saturday morning with Step Change Studios. Move along to Bollywood to Hip Hop routines.

Every Saturday from 11am - 11.45am.

Join with Zoom link sent to you after booking.

Click here to book ( https://updates-sense.org.uk/6RW-7AOLY-2O8CRL-4DXQCS-0/c.aspx )

 

These activities are delivered through our 'Sense, Active Together ( https://updates-sense.org.uk/6RW-7AOLY-2O8CRL-4DXQCT-0/c.aspx )' project, funded by Sport England.

 

Virtual Tours

There are some virtual tours you can take to help keep children and young people entertained.

 

National Trust virtual tours https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lists/virtual-tours-of-our-places

Explore the British Museum: britishmuseum.withgoogle.com

Visit a NASA centre: nasa.gov/glennvirtualtours

Go round the Tower of London: youvisit.com/tour/meadk

Look around Buckingham Palace: Virtual tours: Buckingham Palace | The Royal Family

See the Houses of Parliament: www.parliament.uk/visiting/virtualtour

 2.There are a number of activities on the Place2Be website to enhance mental wellbeing

Coronavirus: wellbeing activity ideas for families (place2be.org.uk)

 

 

Around the World Virtual Tours 

See the world from your sofa!

Virtual Tours around the World

 

Natural History Museum

Dawnosaurs Online is a set of free online activities aimed at children with neurodiverse conditions including autism and other sensory processing difficulties.

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/events/dawnosaurs.html

  

Joy of Sound

Runs weekly year-round participatory music sessions, and regular combined arts projects. There is something for everyone for all abilities:

The things we do include: Dance and Movement, Seriously Silly Sensory Sessions, Adventures in here, there and everywhere, Workshops, Musical games with song and sign, Ever-new story creating and more…

http://search3.openobjects.com/kb5/reading/directory/service.page?id=7hBxpM8R38k&familychannel=3-11

 

Boogie Mites

music-making sessions for families

http://search3.openobjects.com/kb5/reading/directory/service.page?id=Atqje3M6MXo&familychannel=3-11

 

Who to contact

Telephone
0118 9373777 (opt2)
Website
http://www.readingsendlocaloffer.org

Where to go

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This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.