Welcome to PlaySafeLearning’s Sensory Projects
PlaySafeLearning’s Sensory Garden is created with the purpose of stimulating all of the senses. This stimulation happens with the help of the plants and materials that are placed in the garden to engage the senses of sight, smell, touch, taste and sound.
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PlaySafeLearning’s Sensory Board encourages children to explore their senses by using everyday items which include locks, night lights, hinges and piping. This helps to promote fine motor skills, sensory exploration, cause and effect and turn taking, which promotes fairness and socialising.
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At PlaySafeLearning we are creating our very own sensory garden. A sensory garden is a garden that is created with the purpose of stimulating all of the senses. This stimulation happens with the help of the plants and materials that are placed in the garden to engage the senses of sight, smell, touch, taste and sound. These types of gardens are very popular with and beneficial to both children and adults as it is a way of connecting with nature and relaxing.
PlaySafeLearning's Sensory Garden
Sensory gardens are an excellent tool for both therapeutic and educational purposes. The educational advantages are not only apparent for children, but extend to the whole community. There are an enormous variety of ways that the experience can be educational, for example, by including vegetables in the garden, adults and children alike can learn about our flora. For children, gardening can also assist their learning in many other ways too, such as by teaching patience and persistence.
There are many benefits of getting the children engaged in a sensory garden. These include:
• A calming effect on the children
• Encouraging exploration and discovery skills
• Communication skills are promoted
• Allowing the children the opportunity to engage and learn how to care for the environment
• Supporting cognitive development
• Promotes body awareness
A sensory garden is therefore a perfect learning environment for children and will have a crucial part of their education.
The children will be involved through the whole process of the garden from the planting to the caring and eventually the harvesting for our vegetables. There is a sign that will be added so everyone will be able to find the garden and take the chance to get up close and have a look, touch or smell of the plants in the garden.
If you have any ideas or plants that you would like to be added to the garden please see Miss Beccy.
Welcome to PlaySafeLearning's sensory board where the children at the centre will be very excited and curios to interact, play and explore the board that the staff have using everyday items which include locks, night lights, hinges and piping. This helps to promote fine motor skills, sensory exploration, cause and effect and turn taking, which promotes fairness and socialising.
The children will have to manipulate the various materials and gadgets as they play with to show their function and the team guide the children to how each item is used in everyday life. The team at PlaySafeLearning are looking forward to see how the children take to the different form of play, what they do and the ideas they come up with.