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Sensory Gardens

A sensory environment has many benefits and promotes inclusion for all children, including those with a disability or mental illness. A two year old can actively experience the garden, while babies can enjoy the stimulation of changes in light and shadows, colours and movement, fragrant smells, the many sounds, and the sensation of the sun’s warmth or air moving on the skin.

Children can also spend time with other adults and children, which creates an opportunity for developing social skills and learning about the natural world.

Opportunities for hand/eye and motor skills development can also be found by walking on different surfaces such as fallen leaves that rustle when stepped on, promoting balance and gait development.