Euro 2016 theme night held at Great Yarmouth children’s club

Sunbeams play- which supports families who have children with autism has set up a new lego club. Par

Sunbeams play- which supports families who have children with autism has set up a new lego club. Parents getting to play table football.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A club for male carers and children and young people with autism held a football-themed session on Wednesday, where all got involved in Lego play and footie fun.

Dad's Lego Club, at Sunbeams Play in Great Yarmouth, has the aim of through building and playing together that the pair will have fun, build confidence and share ideas.

It's open to fathers, granddads or any male carers.

And this week to tie in with the Euro 2016 tournament, the club held their own competition with the table football.

Support coordinator Sue Carr said: 'It's a way of getting involved, they can just come along and we have a big sheet down with the Lego all spread out.'


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Mrs Carr said this was sometimes called brick therapy, where people work together to build models and through this have the opportunity to develop social skills such as turn taking, collaboration and social communication.

The key is how much fun the children have while doing it.

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'The bricks help to get the dads and children talking,' said Mrs Carr.

'For example, we might ask them to build a big tower - some will build a straight line of blocks, some will build something completely different - that shows how we're all different but all achieve the same things.'

Each session costs £2.50, which includes drinks and snacks for carers and children. And Mrs Carr stressed the club was open to girls too.

For more information, call 01493 442181 or 07436 794967 or email info@sunbeamsplay.org.uk

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