What’s driving us?
Sensory rich spaces work as a food for the brain, as real learning always involves patterns of physical activity
We have this idea that kids’ spaces should feel completely different than they do. Children grow and learn by interacting with their surroundings. The way they filter and react to stimuli impacts just about everything else. It's amazing to see the change and progress you can make simply by understanding children's sensory needs and putting them first. So we did.
Learning, thinking, creativity and intelligence are not only processes that take place in the brain, but our entire body.
Physical movement and good sensory integration are crucial for development, learning and well being
From the earliest childhood, throughout growing up and adulthood - physical movement and good sensory integration are 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.
Kids are sensory intelligent when they’re effectively filtering and processing internal and external stimuli. Sensory integration entails a whole spectrum of processes that serve as building blocks for growth, development and overall learning.
All kids are different
Children’s interaction with their environment is directly connected to their growth & learning. Why should sitting have to be boring?
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.
Sensory intelligence is encouraged by sensory rich environments that are designed based on understanding children’s neurological thresholds & their behavioral responses. Those kind of spaces are dynamic and fun, but also work as a food for the brain. They help with emotional regulation and aid concentration & memory skills, as real learning always involves patterns of physical activity. (Stacy D. Thompson and Jill M. Raisor)