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Sensory Play

Sensory play is any activity that stimulates children’s senses: touch, smell, taste, sight and sound. Through sensory play children gain a deeper understanding of the world around them. Sensory play encourages discovery and independent thinking, as well as inspiring imagination and creativity. Sensory input that engages the proprioception sensory system (awareness of the position and movement of the body) can be particularly effective in regulating behaviour. Focusing on a sensory activity can help calm a child's anxiety. 

Activities we would deliver during these sessions could include:

  • water play
  • jelly baTh
  • sand
  • shaving foam
  • jumping
  • spinning
  • rocking
  • pushing on to a wall
  • weighted back packs
  • slow moving visuals
  • therapeutic brushing and many more…