In our last post we looked at simple ways to create sensory spaces including study, writing and creativity concepts. Let’s continue the journey down sensory lane with these additional options:
There is growing research that children who are physically active tend to do better in schools.
Yet many students still do not get enough movement during the day due to time, space and scheduling constraints of PE and/or recess while still other children need additional breaks beyond these standards. Our Wiggle Space may be the answer! There are tools for movement like the Bilibo Spin Toy Seat or the Fold & Go Trampoline. Or maybe your sensory seeker craves heavy work input for body awareness, calming and organizing. If so Karate Ken or the Fantasy Fish Tunnel (don’t forget the Sharkskool Set!) are great for getting deep touch pressure in to get the wiggles out. Designed for indoor use, the Wiggle Space is an easy add on to a corner of any classroom or designated area. Now all kids can move to learn!
Chill Out Space
Have a child that has a meltdown every day? Tired of time out? Need a quiet place to regroup? Consider a Chill Out Space! Transform a classroom corner, clinic space or bedroom into an oasis of calm using some of our favorite solutions. Try the PeaPod for defining spatial boundaries during reading time or the Lay On Me Blanket for rest or nap time. Overhead, Cozy Shades can help soften the glare from harsh fluorescent lights or hang a Joki Hammock Swing for a cocoon effect that provides gentle movement input for calming. Chilling out was never this cool!
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