If you haven't heard of The Empowered Educator then you must bookmark it and have a wonderful time exploring. There are many FREEBIES and loads of Personal Development Courses for you to sink your teeth into. Jode is an amazing Educator who explains things easily and here at FOLKI.net we love to keep up with what Jode is exploring next.
I came across this post today and would like to share it with you.
How to make your own Sensory Resources
I love thinking of ways to provide children with simple everyday opportunities to engage in sensory play activities and experiences. I truly believe it is one of the best forms of play that educators and parents can offer young children. I also believe being exposed to sensory play in different forms is a big reason why my daughter Ruby was able to overcome many of her sensory processing challenges. I worked hard to make sure she was exposed to many different textures, smells and play experiences since she was a baby and I’ve seen how it has worked to desensitize her fear in many areas so you can certainly see why I feel it is so important! Sensory play is not just 'messy play' (although I do love the many benefits of messy play!). Even if you don't feel comfortable providing everyday messy play experiences there is no excuse not to regularly provide access to simple sensory play for all ages with just a few simple resources or tools. And before you tell me you don't have the time or budget.... take a wander through the DIY projects shared below for a little inspiration and motivation to get cracking making your own sensory paths, walls and toys - many you can also create WITH the children!