Sensory

Sensory Integration is a science that truly helps kids be more calm, grounded and ready to learn- if applied correctly. As a developmental therapist, studying classical sensory integration science and research, tailoring a child’s activities and environment to meet each child where they are results in kids who are calm and ready to learn.

Focused and Calm. This is most often the goal of sensory activities.

Have sensory questions for your baby?

Click the Sensory Care for Baby link.

Have sensory questions for your toddler?

Click the Sensory for Toddlers link.

Have questions or need sensory guides for your kids?

Click the Sensory Activities for Happy Kids.

 Find a variety of tutorials to make your sensory integration planning easy and effective so your baby or child will grow to be calm, focused and ready to learn.

Swinging can be calming.

Swinging can be calming, if you know how to maximize its effects.

Are sensory activities important for babies?

The simple answer is yes!

The longer reasoning is based on brain size. From the first day of life until a baby is 3 years old, brain size doubles. This is the most dynamic period of brain growth! We want neurons to be developed in a way that supports calm, focused learning. Sensory activities will provide activities that are not overwhelming, but organized and stimulating, meeting each individual baby’s needs right where they are in their learning needs and sensory tolerance.

Are sensory activities important for young children?

The simple answer is yes!

The longer answer is based on the fact that children are bombarded with sensory stimuli early in life. Daily sensory overload is common and kids’ nervous systems are on overdrive. This chronic stress can lead to anxious, moody and ill kids. Learning takes a back seat to chronic stress, and what could be a beautiful childhood is railroaded by unrealistic daily demands.

Sensory play for children is a solution.