More schools are embracing the concept of replacing time-out and other punishments with calming sensory spaces for quiet retreats. The terms can vary, from Quiet Spaces to Mindfulness Rooms to Mindful Moment Spaces, but all have a common goal. They create sensory time in an area where students can disconnect from the outside world to reconnect with breath, body, and internal awareness for self-regulation and calming. The results for some schools have been overwhelmingly positive.
Ready to create your chill zone space? Whether it’s in the classroom, clinic, or at home, there are a number of must-haves to help make it more versatile. Check out this list of ideas for creating an affordable and calming sensory space.
Sensory Spaces: Tools for Creating a Calming Sensory Environment
All students have their own preferences and ways of interacting with the tools in a calming sensory space. Offering a few different solutions in a chill zone can help children discover and use the right fit for them.
Relaxing Sensory Tools & Fidgets
Deep Touch Pressure
Noise Canceling Headphones
More Sensory Space and Sensory Processing Ideas and Inspiration
We have lots of great ideas for creating an engaging sensory space! Help your students to find and use sensory processing solutions. Also stop by the online store to find hundreds of high-quality, specially designed sensory processing products.