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Exclusive Sensory Sessions

Free Play Sensory Session

Explore and play at your own pace with a selection of our most popular sensory equipment including the magic carpet, musical instruments and a range of educational toys. A popular service for families with babies and younger children.

Suitable for all ages and abilities

Sensory Relaxation Experience

This relaxing session focuses on light and sound using an array of equipment such as our bubble tube, projection screen, mood music, and fibre optic lights and is aimed at older children and adults with disabilities and adults with dementia.

 

Suitable for all ages and abilities

Exclusive Sensory Sessions

PRIVATE SENSORY SESSIONS

 

We currently offer exclusive Free Play Sessions and Sensory Relaxation Experiences 3 days a week for both individual and small group bookings of up to 10 people. These sessions are private and allow you and your group to enjoy our Sensory space at your own pace and leisure. 

As from January 2022 these sessions will run one day a week (Mondays),

£25 for 45 minutes  

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From birth, children are exploring their senses and processing new information. They begin to make sense of the world around them as they grow through the exploration of new textures, materials and resources. Sensory play is a valuable way of engaging children in activities that will heighten their senses and enrich their learning.

Is sensory play really that important?

Yes! Sensory play encourages discovery and independent thinking, as well as inspiring imagination and creativity. Research shows that there are many different ways in which sensory play can benefit a child’s development and learning.

Here are some of the key benefits of sensory play:

Brain Development

Engaging a child in sensory play helps strengthen their brain development for learning, which enhances their memory and ability to complete more complex learning tasks.

Language Development

Sensory play helps children learn new ways of talking about the world. It supports their language development and encourages them to communicate effectively with others whilst playing. 

Fine and Gross Motor Skills

Children identify objects by touch during tactile sensory play, which helps them develop their fine and gross motor skills – such as squeezing, pulling, pushing and throwing. 

Problem Solving Skills

By experimenting with different objects during sensory play, children develop problem-solving skills and decision-making skills. They begin to find solutions to obstacles they come across during sensory play – such as ‘how to make sand stick together’.

Cognitive Growth

Sensory play supports a child’s cognitive growth; enhancing their thought process, understanding and reasoning. As children manipulate new materials, they learn to understand new concepts – such as ‘sink and float’. 

Social Interaction

A positive sensory play environment encourages children to interact and work with others effectively, which is essential for a child’s development. They begin to share their ideas and build new relationships. 

Awareness

Active sensory play helps children become more self-aware and body-aware, which helps them develop a better sense of space around them.

Comforting

Therapeutic sensory play, using items such as light up toys and therapy balls, can help calm an anxious or restless child.

Adaptability

Sensory play encourages children to adapt in new situations. They begin to learn that they can use sensory play resources in a variety of ways and differentiate between different scenarios through discovery.