Sensory Room part 1

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We run the Fine Motor group twice a week in Jeannie’s classroom and each time we go to our sensory room before beginning the group. In the sensory room our students are able to engage in a variety of movement activities to help build body awareness, strength and endurance. As students engage in the activities it also allows for choice making and language opportunities.

imagesThis view shows the fabulous mural that some college students

painted for us. We also have a crash pit—great for

proprioceptive and vestibular input. There are also

two swing mounts which we can hook up our

different swings.

 

 

 

 

imagesThe college students also constructed these sensory boards which have such awesome tactile and visual things to explore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

imagesThe jump and play island (purchased from Southpaw catalog)

is a very popular piece of equipment. The combination

of vestibular and proprioceptive input is so

important!

The hanging bolster is great for hitting or

practicing karate kicks 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

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And what child can resist a ball pit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

imagesWe are also lucky enough to have a “quiet” room with our

various lighted equipment.  For some of our students

this is a favorite space.

So yes, we KNOW exactly how lucky we are BUT see our next post to see what one creative teacher has done on a much smaller budget 🙂

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