Why is sensory play important?
Effective sensory play needs high-quality sensory resources and well-planned learning sessions. Here are five reasons to include sensory play in your lessons:Effective sensory play needs high-quality sensory resources and well-planned learning sessions. Click To Tweet
We can create Sensory resources from free or existing material, bubble wrap, packaging foam, a little dot of oil on a radiator. Food is easy and usually cheap, for example, rainbow rice or spaghetti. I am a fan of getting outside, feel the breeze, listen to the waves (my school is just above the beach). Sometimes you want something
White Noise Machine.
Not just white noise this machine plays a range of soothing sounds. Use with caution as sometimes adding additional sound to a room can cause overstimulation. It can help concentration in lessons using the headphone Jack, not just for chill out spaces. This white noise machine is USB or Battery powered (Buy Here)
Portable Oil Diffuser.
Awesome for aromatherapy sessions. you can power by battery or USB which means its safer and doesn’t rely on being near a power socket. (buy here)
Sensory Resources: Light Pillow
This is calming and adds ambience to any room. My daughter loves this and the battery lasts for ages.(Buy Here)
The Tuff Spot (Tough Tray)
So versatile and fun. Squash them, bounce them or roll them down a marble run. (Buy Here)
Giant water beads.
Like above but bigger (and more expensive per bead) but good fun, roll them down drain pipes and if the child throws them, they will not hurt. (Buy here)
This is awesome for when you want water (for boats etc) but when you don’t want wate
LED Light Gloves
These are cool for sensory/dark rooms. or put a up a tent or den.
Two tone Sensory “mermaid” fabric
Just awesome for writing letters, numbers and shapes. (buy by the metre)
Stretchy Fidget String.
A Pack of 7 multicolored strings, great for PECS stage 4 attributes. Fine Motor Skills
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