How to understand child’s sensory needs?
Children differ in their ability to process and respond to sensory stimuli within an environment while engaging in activities. One child may have difficulty sitting still during group time, while another may move little during free play outside. They react in different ways because each child integrates the information obtained through their senses from the environment differently. Every kid most likely fits in one or more neurological threshold personalities. They describe children’s brain tolerances and their ways of interacting with the environment, and serve as direct guidelines for Tink Things design. A lot of children generally process their daily sensory experiences and regulate their responses with ease, but will also react badly after spending some amount of time in unresponsive and static environment.
How is environment connected to growth & learning?
Learning, thinking, creativity and intelligence are not only the processes that take place in the brain. They include our entire body. From the earliest childhood, throughout growing up and adulthood - physical movement is crucial for development, learning and well being. Accompanied with positive emotional environment, movement plays a very important role in creating a nerve cell network that is the fundamental basis of learning.
What we know, feel, learn and think is shaped with how we know, feel, learn and think. This is again dependent on sensory and motor systems that mediate in all our experiences of the world that surrounds us. Those systems shape our experiences and at the same time they are shaped by them, which is why sensory and motor development is of crucial importance for learning.