Play Therapy Pods

Free loan of specialist toys

Newlife offers the free loan of specialist toys to families who have disabled and terminally ill children.

The Play Therapy Pods are self-contained and are delivered direct to the family’s door.

Children learn about the world around them through play, and families can often learn a lot about their child’s needs through use of specialist toys. They can also encourage learning, improve relaxation, give enjoyment and distract from pain.

87% of families report the specialist toys improved relationships.
82% of parents had a better understanding of their child’s needs.
77% enjoyed quality time as a family though play with appropriate toys

There are different categories of play pods to choose from, depending on the child’s age, physical and learning abilities, and medical needs.

What’s in the Sensory Pod? Suitable from birth

What’s in the Sensory Pod? Suitable from birth

What’s in the Adventure Pods? Suitable from 18 months

What’s in the Adventure Pods? Suitable from 18 months

What’s in the Discovery Pods? Suitable from 3 years

What’s in the Discovery Pods? Suitable from 3 years





What’s in the Explorer Pods? Suitable from 5 years

What’s in the Explorer Pods? Suitable from 5 years

Five Steps To A Play Therapy Pod

  1. Call Newlife’s Care Services Team to find out if your child is eligible.
  2. Read and complete the family application form.
  3. Newlife may need to contact the family and supporting professional to gather additional information.
  4. Newlife’s Care Services Team will assess the application and availability.
  5. If your application for a Pod is approved, we will contact you when one is available and arrange free delivery to your home.
NEW TO EXPLORER PODS!

Newlife is proud to announce Playtronica, the connective touch sound kit coming to Newlife’s Exploring Sounds Pods! Playtronica uses play to create sound with conductive materials, meaning a simple human touch can be transformed into different sounds and music.

Playtronica Touch has been added to our Exploring Sounds Pods, making music accessible to all, as it only requires touch of skin, water or an object! The device helps to enhance interaction with others, allowing children and parents/carers to share an experience together through musical play and therapy.

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