Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates your young child’s senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, and hearing. Sensory activities facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore.
OUR SENSORY CENTERED ACTIVITIES
Baby and Me Sensory Essentials
Ages 6-12 months: Baby and caregivers immerse themselves into the wonderful world of sensory exploration. Caregivers will learn about the benefits of essential oils from a certified Aroma Touch Therapist and Wellness Advocate. They are provided an opportunity to apply oils to babies with a gentle, soothing touch to promote relaxation and calmness. Essential oils are completely safe for both babies and adults. Oils to be used for the class will be supplied. Please bring a blanket for the baby to relax on. 4 weeks/$60
Tuesdays: 9:00-9:30 Free Class: Oct. 10
Session 1: Oct. 17 – Nov. 7 Register by Oct. 15
Session 2: Nov. 14- Dec. 5 Register by Nov 12
Due the popularity of our classes late registrations may not be accommodated. Thank you for your understanding.
Winter session will be posted once finalized.
Aroma Sensory for Tots and Adults
Ages 2-4: Toddlers and caregivers sense of smell will be enlightened as therapeutic-grade essential oils are diffused into the room. The oils will ultimately create calmness and support focus. Toddlers will explore different sensory materials, perhaps including homemade snow, shaving cream, Oobleck, etc. Essential oils are completely safe for both children and adults. Class is led by a certified Aroma Touch Therapist and Wellness Advocate. 4 weeks/ $60
Tuesdays: 9:45-10:30 Free class: Sept. 12th
Session 1: Sept. 19-Oct.10 Register by Sept. 17
Session 2: Oct. 17-Nov. 7 Register by Oct. 15
Session 3: Nov. 14-Dec. 5 Register by Nov. 12
Due the popularity of our classes 24 hour advance registration is required, late registrations may not be accommodated. Thank you for your understanding.
Winter sessions will be posted once finalized.
Gather a group of friends for 45 minutes of messy fun! Children will have the opportunity to explore different sensory bins filled with a variety of sensory play materials. Children and adults will get messy; please dress accordingly. $50.00 for up to 5 children. $10.00 per additional child. Payment in full required to reserve a date.
The Story Behind Sensory:
Sensory is imperative to the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, physical and creative development of a child; that is exactly why we incorporate sensory-related activities, to allow children to explore different materials and encourage growth.
Undoubtedly, people need to experience the properties of materials with their own individual senses in order to better understand the material’s purpose and function, said Angie Dorrell, a commissioner of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), in an article on PBS.org.
Imagine trying to teach a group of four-year-olds about melting without allowing them to hold an ice cube as it melts in their hands or to watch cheese on bread in the microwave. As a grownup, imagine learning how to use a computer without actually sitting in front of a computer,” Dorrell explained in the PBS article.
Thus, the importance of sensory play allows for children to experience and engage with materials in a creative manner that fosters learning, growth and development during such a critical time period of a child’s life.
Sensory Bins & Scented Play Doughs
Our Sensory Bins and Scented Play Doughs are wonderful tactile sensory play activities for children ages 3+ .