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Specified non-profit organization EPO Realized in response to requests and started mail-order sales of “Kokone Asobi”, a playbook for children with severe mental and physical disabilities

[Specified non-profit organization EPO] Realized in response to requests and started mail-order sales of “Kokone Asobi”, a playbook for children with severe mental and physical disabilities

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Press release: June 1, 2024
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In response to requests, mail-order sales of “Kokone Asobi”, a playbook for children with severe mental and physical disabilities, started.
*Official online store now open on COCOLON online site*
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A play program that develops function and mind based on the theme of [sensory + α], supervised by nursery teachers and rehabilitation staff of the non-profit organization EPO (Edogawa-ku, Tokyo, representative: Erika Saito) based on their knowledge and experience. [Kokone Asobi] was published by Poplar Publishing in April 2024. *
* We would like to inform you that we have started selling books online from June 1st. *
*For details and purchase, please check the content below and the official online store. *

Official online store
*What is Kokone Asobi*
* EPO, a specified non-profit organization, operates four day-care facilities for children with severe mental and physical disabilities, and has supported over 150 children with severe physical and mental disabilities and their families. *

When working with children with severe mental and physical
disabilities, new employees, nurses, and those who have had little experience with children with disabilities may have questions such as “What kind of play can we do?” “How should we play?” I felt that there were issues with the range of play and the ability to draw out and develop the children.

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In order to solve these problems, nursery teachers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists who provide specialized support for children with severe mental and physical disabilities have created a play program based on the theme of sensory ✚α, which includes 58 types of play. About [Aims of play]
[Characteristics of children who are the object of play] [How to play and how to think about ideas] [Sensations stimulated] have been published. *

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It is divided into five categories: sensory x “interaction,” “mouth/face,” “eyes,” “hands,” and “movement,” each with difficulty levels set from 1 to 4. Therefore, while playing, you can imagine the next stage of play, and the development of the play is easy to understand. *

“Play program” supervised by experts
* ♦Feature 1.*
Sensory play is categorized into the following elements:
“interaction,” “mouth/face,” “hands,” “eyes,” and “movement.” Each play is marked with a [sensory icon], so you can see at a glance what kind of sensory stimulation you will receive by experiencing the play.

* ♦Feature 2.*
Set grading from 1 to 4 for each element,
The difficulty level increases as you progress from 1. to 4. “Once you are able to play this game, you can move on to other games like this.” This is an indicator and a guideline for the development of play.

* ♦Feature 3.*
“What kind of child is it recommended for?”
Make it easier to imagine the children for whom each play is aimed. Recommended targets are listed for every play.
Aim, preparations, and how to play are also included in detail.

Official online store open
Kokone Asobi started hand selling at the “Kids Festa 2024 Children’s Welfare Equipment Exhibition Under 18″ held on April 20th and 21st. At the venue, we received many requests for online sales, such as “Aren’t they sold online?” and “I wish I could buy them online.” After searching for a way to do so, we were able to make it available for purchase online at the official online store starting June 1st (Saturday).

Book information
* Play here*
First edition: March 2024
Version type: B5
Size: 256mm x 181mm
Number of pages: 64 pages
List price: 2,000 yen (1,818 yen for the main unit)
Shipping fee: 370 yen for up to 5 books
Official online store
Tomohiko Fujimoto | Picture book author
In charge of illustrations for Kokoneasobi
Debuted as a picture book author by winning the 13th Kodansha Picture Book Newcomer Award in 1991.
Since 2001, I have been attending a nursery school in Setagaya as an advisor for childcare and modeling play.

Lyrics for the 2005 Fuji TV “Ponkicky’s” opening song “Genki!”

2011 Provided “Genki Touch!”, “Neko Toki Lion”, and “Osanpo Penguin” for NHK E-TV’s “Okaasan to Issho”

Participated in the renewal of NHKE TV’s “Inai Inai Baa!” program from 2015. Lyrics for Yuki-chan’s first song on the program, “Niko Ni Konpa!” Responsible for character design, original work, and artwork for Bakeppa Puppet Show

His works include “Itadaki Bus Series” (Suzuki Publishing), “Banana!” (Kodansha), “Bakebake Happa” (Happy Owl Publishing), and many others.
Erika Saito, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Nonprofit Organization EPO I felt that there was a lack of information about how children with severe mental and physical disabilities play, as well as about raising children, as it was difficult to find them in books or on the internet.
I wanted to create a book about games that you can start playing from today, and I originally created a program for this place, but I was able to realize what I had said to myself, “I want everyone to know more about it.I want to turn it into a book.” It really feels like a dream.

The book was published with the support of Tomohiko Fujimoto, who drew the illustrations for the book, Megumi Yasukawa of Poplar Publishing, and the Suzaki Welfare Foundation, who supported us.

Through Kokone Asobi, we hope that your child will have at least one more “fun” and that this will bring happiness to your family.

*Images and photos in the release are limited to use for reporting purposes related to this book.

Organization overview | EPO, a specified non-profit organization In 2016, EPO, a specified non-profit organization, established Kokone, a day-care facility for children with severe mental and physical disabilities, in Tokyo*.
We currently operate three child development support offices and one after-school day service in Tokyo.

Utilizing our experience in supporting children with severe mental and physical disabilities and their families living in the community, we will be launching an online community [COCOLON] from December 2023* is operated. We will continue to create an environment where children with disabilities, their families, and siblings can live safely and comfortably, where it is easy to raise children, and where they can participate in fun activities.

Specified non-profit organization EPO
Organization name: Specified non-profit organization EPO
Location: 7-21-16 Shinozaki-cho, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo
      Alpha Grande Shinozaki 2nd Avenue 2F
Representative: Erika Saito
Established: April 2015
Business content
Child development support and after-school day services mainly for children with severe mental and physical disabilities.
COCOLON, a community salon for children with severe mental and physical disabilities, their families, siblings, and supporters Kokone HP: http://co-co-ne.jp/
COCOLON: https://co-co-lon.com/
COCOLON CM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMgi_xqkxr4
[Inquiries regarding this release]
Specified non-profit organization EPO
COCOLON Secretariat
e-mail: info@co-co-lon.com
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