As the weather warms, welcome spring with a sensory garden! A garden engages all of the senses: sight, smell, touch, taste, and sound. It provides a rich sensory experience while working on fine motor, visual motor, gross motor, and social skills.
Sensory Garden Components
Use components that stimulate the senses such as a variety of colored and fragrant plants herbs and veggies. Rich soil, rocks, bark, sand, and water provide tactile(touch) stimulation. Digging and pressing soil around plants provide deep pressure which is calming and soothing. Children will seek out components that provide the best experience for the unique needs of their sensory systems. Most of all, have fun while engaging with this organic sensory activity.
Maureen Page Occupational Therapist Kaleidoscope Pediatric Therapy