Part 2 – Why ‘Play’ is SO Important for Children With Autism

Monique Simpson

Last week I promised to do Part 2 of Why Play is SO Important for Children with Autism. (If you missed Part 1 you can find it here).

But the thing is, we decided to try video blogging, which I’m really excited about! However it took us much longer than expected to get Part 2 ready.

So anyway, I’m sorry it’s late, but here it is as promised…

Part 2 in shiny new video format!

The first video below looks at the importance of stage 3 of play development – Imaginary Play, while the second video gives you some great tips on how to use Imaginary Play to help your child (or those children that you treat).

Stage 3 – What is Imaginary Play? (18 min)



Tips on How to use Imaginary Play to Help Your Child (10 min)

I’m excited about creating my weekly tips on video because it will just bring everything to life! And now instead of reading through long pages of text, you will be able to see and hear me in person, which I hope you will find far more personable and easy to digest and no doubt sometimes even a little entertaining. :)

But as with anything new…
I’d really love to get your thoughts on the new video format.
Do you like it? Did the video play ok for you? Should I do more videos or stick with good old text and links??

Either way, please have your say and let us know so we can keep producing more of what you like, how you like it.

Till next week
Monique

P.S: If you have any thoughts or stories to share about this week’s article please leave your comments in the box provided below.

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8 Responses to “Part 2 – Why ‘Play’ is SO Important for Children With Autism”

  1. Meera says:

    Thanks for the very useful tips, Monique. The video format is great. Look forward to more.

  2. Mary says:

    Thanks, Monique. The videos were good. It would be useful, I think, to have a note of the time they’re going to run ( it takes longer to watch than read the equivalent text?) and to supplement them with an aide memoire of the key points that flashed up on the screen.

  3. Dr. Batoul says:

    Dear Monique,
    thank you so much for the valuable tips of today. In fact many parents come to me and ask about how they can stop their Child with autism from moving the cars in steryotype repeatitive manner. Tody I found the solution on your video. Thank you again

  4. Ganga says:

    Its excellant and informative, better than reading for me.

  5. Belinda says:

    The video doesn’t play very well for me – it stops every sentence to download more. If possible it would be good if it could be downloaded upfront rather than streamed so I can watch it off the web.
    I think I prefer reading late at night in a quiet house :)

  6. Alexey says:

    Hi Monique!
    Thank you very much for all ideas.
    Video is excellent idea but it would be also good to have a summary as was mentioned in post above.

  7. Excellent. Glad you liked it!

  8. Hi Mary. Yes you’re right. It would be very helpful to know how long the videos go for. We’ll make sure to include that for future videos and yes, a bullet point summary for long videos would also be a good idea. Thanks for your feedback.

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