Lending Library

At HDSSG we have a range of toys and resources that might be beneficial to your child with Down Syndrome or for parents information. Take a look below at what we have available in our lending library. To reserve any of the toys or resources just drop us an email at hdssg1@gmail.com.

♦Pops Reading Programme:

The POPS Reading Programme offers your child many opportunities to savour success. We all like to participate when we are successful, and this programme seeks to build the child’s self-esteem as they experience success, whatever their reading level.

High frequency and everyday topic words are revisited frequently in text and games in every book. The story lines equip the child with functional words for use in general day to day communication.

The reading programme sets out to capture the interest of your child and provide entertainment. By making the reading experience enjoyable and successful, your child will want to read on and cooperate with you in the supporting activities.

Find out more by visiting the POPS website

See & Learn♦See and Learn first word pictures:

See and Learn First Word Pictures provides guidance and resources to help children with Down Syndrome learn to understand, sign and say 60 common first words.

For more info click here.

We also have vocabulary check lists and record sheets available to copy.

DSEI Info♦Down Syndrome Education International publications:


Speech & Language, Reading & Writing, Number Skills, Social Development, Motor Development.

Plus overviews in Education, Living With Down Syndrome and Family Issues.

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♦Farmyard animals lift out puzzle:

A bright, fun 4 piece lift out puzzle with chunky handles. Great for developing fine motor skills and hand eye coordination.





animal sounds game♦Electronic animal sounds 2 piece puzzle:

Match the animal halves to find out what sound they make! Features 6 simple 2 piece puzzles this toy will encourage fine motor skills, problem solving, hand eye coordination and communication

number tower♦Stacking wooden number tower:

Colourful wooden blocks that interlock when stacked correctly. Features numbers one to ten in both words and numerals.

Great for problem solving and fine motor skills!

Tell the timeOrchard Toys -Tell The Time:

Learn the time lotto. This game has been designed to encourage observation and language skills, develop personal and social skills and links with national curriculum maths.

alphabet lotto♦Orchard Toys – Alphabet Lotto:

Learn the letters of the alphabet in this fun lotto game. This game has been designed to develop letter recognition, improve memory skills and links with early learning goals.


20150110_190638♦Orchard Toys – Red Dog, Blue Dog:

A first colour match lotto game that encourages observation, turn taking, develops personal and social skills and links with early learning goals.