CBeebies has created a new online play area called 'Something Special: Out and About'.
The aim was to make games suitable for the widest possible range of children, including those with special needs. Games on computer allow children who may not always be reached by the television programme to engage with Something Special.
No clutter. The play area is as clutter free as possible. We’ve tried to minimise any distractions and remove many of the usual links to other CBeebies things.
There are some new games and one or two older games which we have re-worked and brought up to scratch.
Click on the cog. Many CBeebies games are designed to get harder as you progress, but with Something Special: Out and About, the games can be set up in many different ways.
The Cog symbol will give you access to a variety of settings, allowing you to make each game as challenging or simple as you want.
These activities are not played against the clock. You play in your own time.
Independent play. Children with special needs often require assistance when using computers. But, as far as possible, these games can be enjoyed with little or no supervision.
Everyone is included. We wanted to make some games that all children can enjoy.
- Most activities will involve performing an action to make something happen on the screen.
- Many games help develop mouse/keyboard skills.
- The Games are designed for Alternate input devices. E.g. simple keyboard controls, webcams, mouse, microphone-based controls, and content for single/dual switches.
- Games should also work on touch screens and interactive white boards.