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NiDondolo is a game of movement suitable for children of all ages, very exciting because it develops the proprioception ability, which is the particular sensitivity that allows the body to have the perception of itself in relation to the outside world.

“NiDondolo does not discriminate with its design: a child with a disability, sitting or lying down in NiDondolo, looks like any other child.”

Mitzi BOLLANI
About the practice at a glance
Name of Innovative Practice:NiDondolo
Organisation:LEURA srl
Country
of origin
Italy
Beneficiaries targeted children who have limited mobility, sensory or mental capabilities
Approach/ model/ solution:a game of movement, suitable for children of all ages

FACTS & FIGURES

  • a combination of two Italian words: Nido, meaning ‘nest’, and Dondolo, meaning ‘swing’
  • available in two sizes

PROBLEMS TARGETED

It was wanted by the ASBI Association (Spina Bifida Association Italy) because their children could not play independently in public playgrounds and no company had suitable games in the market. So the architecture took up the challenge with a small working group of children with spina bifida malformation, to give rise to the project.

PROJECT

NiDondolo is a new game that works with different modes and for that reason it attracts all children, facilitating their integration and group play. It develops the proper psycho & motor growth of the child because it develops the “proprioception”: the ability of our body to have the perception of self in relation to the outside world. It is also a challenge because it allows 25 or more children to play safely and contemporary together in a very small space.

CURRENT SITUATION & OUTLOOK

NiDondolo was tested and is now used in Child Neuropsychiatry, in its small size is a useful tool for the therapy, thanks to its three and free movements of rotation, twisting and swinging. In hospitals, the game satisfies the needs of young patients, even the weakest, because it requires no physical effort.

NiDondolo

Nidondolo at Pediatric ward of “Niguarda” Hospital .

CONTACT

Mitzi BOLLANI
Via Vitali, 3 – 29121 Piacenza (I)
studio@mitzibollani.com
www.mitzibollani.com

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