Sensory needs start in the womb and can be seen as early as the first few days of life. As parents we know our children have different sensory needs and almost intuitively adjust to meet them. But when children begin their early childhood education some of their immediate needs may not be met as quickly as at home.
Early childhood education has shown itself to be paramount to a child’s development. More and more preschools are addressing those sensory needs to provide a whole-child centered education. Creating a sensory room in your program, can not only address the needs of the children, but also provides solace to your staff and parent body. Let's take a look at some key components that may work for early childhood in creating a soft play multi-sensory environment.