If you want to learn about A High Sensory Threshold then visit here.
If you want to learn about Toddler Tempermant.
Sensory Processing Disorder is a topic that interests me a great deal and working with children in my Daycare Center for 20 years, I've seen many that I was not able to diagnose like a doctor would. But if I could make Sensory Activities and put them to good use and work on helping a child, than I have done that for the past 20 years.
These pictures are copyrighted by MY CREATIVE SIDE and not to be taken or used without permission. All these pictures were taken by myself and posted with the understanding that I base my activities around the interest of each child and their needs.
I have always thought that children learn best by doing and through their senses, therefore, for 20 years I have planned and created sensorial activities that each child enjoys. It may be different ways that each child enjoys activities but they each have their own and a certain way to proceed with their thoughts in their learning process. I like open ended activities that have no right or wrong way, leaving them to control their end result. This seems to build their self esteem and attention spans through my experience with them.
This page will be dedicated to SENSORY LEARNING SPACES AND ACTIVITIES.
For some great links visit one here:Our Sensory House #2 I built this year
Under The Table Dreaming Sensory Room
Where to get ideas for your sensory room
Why is sensory play important?
Why play based learning is important
Whats in a workbox
Make your own active learning play space
Make your own mini play area
Perhaps you would like to visit one of our Sensory Activity Pages? Take a look for some neat diy projects.
OUR HOMEMADE ORIGINAL PROJECTS:
Magnetic Kitten PlayHouse I did this with fleece and a magnetic board I wasn't using. No sewing.
Tablecloth Pumpkin Pillows I stuffed them with catalog pages to make crinkling noises.
My Sensory Table I made from an antique desk and plastic bin.
DIY Fleece Storage Boxes I recycled cardboard and fleece that was left over.
SpiderMan PlayHouse I recycled an old antique table and sand table tray leftover.
Step Up Play PlatForm I recycled a free pallet and textured it with paint.
Our Homemade Fossils Made these from SaltDough and baked them.
Homemade barbecue grills Recycled boxes, lids and more.
Our Original BUTTON BOARDS Recycled buttons, wood and material.
Our Original Interactive WALL of OWLS Recycled boxes, material, buttons and more.
Our Textured Sensory Balls and Orbs Red one made from egg cartons.
Our Montessori Handmade Texture Matches Made from soft materials and hand sewn edging.
Photo Album Vocabulary Books with Pictures Photo albums with pics to build words.
No Sew Sensory Owls Recycled fabrics and buttons.
2.00 table to a Sensory Planting Center Found this table and made it into planting center.
Animals and Bug Craft Stick Puppets Wonderful puppets to put in puppet theatre.
Our Original Sensory Sticks Recycled beans, buttons, scrap paterials, etc.
Our Nature Center Made craft stick bridges, places to play, imagination stimulation place.
Our Sensory Walk Way Used an old board and old blocks.
Nature Observation Jars We added twigs, buttons, bugs, jewels, beans, etc.
5 No Sew Felt Hats Recycled cardboard and felt material.
Our Original Textured Sensory Art Display made from salt playdough and recycled wood.
Textured Sensory Balls Part 1 Recycling materials and things.
Our first SENSORY HOUSE I BUILT ORIGINAL From scrap wood and reused nails.
Our second SENSORY HOUSE I BUILT ORIGINAL From scrap wood and reused nails.
Our Original Hidden Treasures Rounds Made from saltdough and leftover treasures.
Homemade CHERRY TREE BLOCKS Cut from our trees.
OUR ORIGINAL TEXTURE BLOCKS Made from scrap material and recycled boxes.
Our Original Fossil Dream Catcher Art Made from saltdough fossils.
Our Original Sequence Fossil Stones Made of saltdough and little ring.
Toilet Paper Sensory Owls Recycled toilet Paper Rolls.
Mini Kitten Container Play Recycled cans, boxes, lids.
Soft Feely Fabric Sticks Craft sticks and soft materials.
Shaking Bubbles Bottles Recycled plastic bottles.
Cat and Owl Mini Play Recyled toilet paper rolls, boxes, cans, boxes, lids.
Recyled Magazines Family Poster Recycled Magazine pages.
Our Original Flip A Friend Blocks Recycled boxes, material, etc.
Our Original Sensory Owls and Containers Recycled snuggles n tide bottles.
Our Original Pull A Drawer Treats Recycled small dressers.
Our Original Rudolph Jingle Bell Sensory Pillow Recycled material n stuffing.
Our Original Teddy Bear and Owls Play Containers Recycled boxes and cans.
Our Original Crinkle Sensory Chicken recycled stuffing and material.
Our Original SENSORY PIGLETS (sewing) Recycled stuffing, material, buttons, lids, etc.
- more coming soon.....