Jabadao is Developmental Movement Play. This approach of Movement Play influences the importance of physical play in child development. At Fairfield we offer Jabadao in 1:1 and small group sessions with students from across the school. The sessions play based and are led by the students. Each Jabadao session can last up to 40 minutes and adults support students by creating opportunities through the environment, the resources and experiences they create.
Some of resources used in the sessions are exercise balls and large lycra sheets that student can be wrapped in or swung around in. These sessions do not just focus on the physical aspects of the curriculum but also work towards the communication, cognition and PSHE aspects. The students at Fairfield have benefited greatly from Jabadao as part of their personalised curriculum and continue to be engaged and enjoy these sessions.