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Playpak Guide For Therapists

Playpak is a ‘portable activity kit’ that helps children develop through play. It is a lightweight positioning system inspired by the Squiggles Early Activity System (EAS) made by our parent company, Leckey.

 

The Playpak promotes three crucial early intervention postures to let children play and learn during therapy sessions or in the home.

About Playpak

About Playpak

Playpak is a shoulder bag containing an activity centre for early intervention. It suits babies and young children considered to be levels I-V on the Gross Motor Function Classification Scale (GMFCS), depending on their level of physical development.

It contains rolls, wedges and supports designed by our clinical experts in collaboration with therapists. The components combine in dozens of ways to facilitate important developmental postures while children play.

Playpak also comes with a valuable Online Activity Guide. The guide features expert advice and straightforward instructions, designed to help you show parents how to use Playpak effectively, and how to perform your recommended developmental games with their child. You can also download printed versions of the Online Guide from our Useful Downloads Section.

Please download our Product Sizing Fact Sheet for more specific sizing information, and read about the clinical applications of Playpak in our Case Histories Section.

Our clever team of expert clinicians have designed the Playpak Therapy Programme to show you how to use Playpak for so much more than just play.

The Programme guides readers through a series of Mobility, Ability and Participation goals and activities, explaining how each one can be used to develop the earliest of skills, from lying to crawling.

Parents and therapists can choose activities, set goals and map developmental progress of children as they use their Playpak.

Download Playpak Therapy Programme

Our clever team of expert clinicians have designed the Playpak Therapy Programme to show you how to use Playpak for so much more than just play.

Useful Downloads

Useful Downloads

Playpak User Manual

Playpak user instructions - Your step-by-step guide to using the Playpak

Playpak Factsheet 7

Playpak sizing advice for clinicians and parents. Please note Playpak is only available in one size.

Playpak Factsheet 6

Frequently asked questions by clinicians and parents on using the Playpak.

Playpak Factsheet 5

Playpak Therapy Guide - Active Floor Sitting. All of the activities outlined in this Factsheet are also available to follow by using our animated and narrated online guide.

Playpak Factsheet 4

Playpak Therapy Guide - Prone (Tummy) Lying. All of the activities outlined in this Factsheet are also available to follow by using our animated and narrated online guide.

Playpak Factsheet 3

Playpak Therapy Guide - Supine (Back) Lying. All of the activities outlined in this Factsheet are also available to follow by using our animated and narrated online guide.

Playpak Factsheet 2

Advice for clinicians and parents on how to unpack and pack your Playpak

Playpak Factsheet 1

Every baby comes into the world with limited abilities. The first three years of their lives are the most important period of development.

Things you need to know about Playpak - Part 3 Kneeling and Crawling

In Part 3, Nick focused on how Playpak can help with the more challenging positions of 4-point kneeling, tall kneeling and side lying, which will also help with the development of crawling and standing.

Things you need to know about Playpak - Part 2 Sitting pretty

In Part 2, Nick focused on how to transition from the skills learnt in Part 1 to sitting positions and the activities your child can perform in these positions.

Things you need to know about Playpak - Part 1 Starting strong in 3 essential positions

In Part 1 of the series, Nick explains how Playpak is used to practice the earliest and most essential of skills, from the baby we bring home from hospital playing on his back to the skills leading to tummy time and rolling.

Using Playpak in a School Setting

Jesse is a fun Kindergarten student who attends elementary (primary) school in the public school setting. Jesse had the chance to trial the Playpak in the school setting, including in his general education classroom and in the therapy areas. To read more

Playpak Therapy Programme

Our clever team of expert clinicians have designed the Playpak Therapy Programme to show you how to use Playpak for so much more than just play.

Testimonials

Testimonials

“The Playpak is an amazing piece of equipment. It is versatile to most environments and allows children of all ability levels access to floor based activities in a safe and supported way, whilst encompassing their positional goals wherever they are."

Carla Horricks
PT, Stockport, UK

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