Promoting Children’s Welfare @ CDC’s Inclusive Funfair
- 29 November 2021
- Posted by: CDC
- Category: News,
Through various interactive fun activities, the event aims to enhance public awareness and support for children with additional needs and their families.
On 31 October 2021, the Child Development Centre (“CDC”) had a fun-filled Sunday with families at the CDC’s Inclusive Funfair! The event was held from 11am until 5pm in the public open space at 7 Mallory Street, Wan Chai. We were happy to see many familiar faces, as well as new families, participating in the art and craft workshops, fun game booths, and parent talks on the day.
Around 200 guests joined the game booths that aimed to help the public understand some of the challenges children with special needs face daily. The game booths were ‘What’s in the Sensory Bag?’, ‘Basketball Balance Challenge’, ‘Treasure Hunt’, and ‘Can you sing with Makaton?’. These activities were designed so that participants could experience how challenges with speech, attention, gross-motor movements and visual-perception may feel.
The two parent-child art and craft workshops encouraged parents and children to make a unique sensory bottle or a stress ball together! Both of these activities provide soothing sensory experiences to help children with sensory differences to become calm and more focused.
Informative talks by psychologists
Apart from the activities that were run by our teachers and therapists, the CDC also invited two psychologists, Michelle Li and Naina Suri, to share their knowledge of the different learning needs that children may have and increase awareness of suitable early intervention services in Hong Kong. After the talks, parents who were concerned about their children’s development participated in a developmental screening by completing questionnaires distributed by the CDC.
CDC’s Inclusive Funfair was funded by the Funding Scheme for Children’s Well-being and Development under the Commission on Children. We are grateful that the event received tremendous support and hope that those who attended found it useful, informative and enjoyable!
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