Sensory activity helps individuals focus on stimulating the 5 senses. More specifically, though, sensory activity is designed to encourage individuals to dive into the feelings produced from these senses. Seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, and touch are important for the brain to understand body awareness. When it comes to sensory activities, we want to consider how the entire body experiences the world. During our sessions, the activities we offer focus on helping with cognitive growth and development, fine motor skills, and gross motor skills. It encourages independent thinking and problem-solving and are pretty fun to do.
Coordination, balance, and motor skills are essential to minimize fatigue. When individuals are learning these skills, they expend large amounts of energy and mental acuity to master these abilities. These skills are necessary to help individuals stay active, exercise and essential for overall health. Gross motor skills help children catch a ball, while balance and coordination are important for simple things like to jump, climb, and play sports without falling over. Individuals with additional needs might need support with developing eye-hand, eye-foot, and bilateral co-ordination skills which are improved by doing our specially devised activities and exercises.