Sensory and Calming Areas
Calming Areas. Playgrounds are very stimulating, often over-stimulating if you are a child with sensory processing issues. This playground will include both active and passive play areas allowing children to engage in stimulating activities to their level of comfort, yet also offering areas to which they can retreat while remaining in proximity to parents and other children.
Enclosed spaces. Log, pods
Calming movement. Hammock, bench swing
Rolling Turf. Gently rolling turf will allow imaginative use, offer soothing and calming body rolling, present calming visual aesthetic and spaciousness, and offer new sensations under body and foot for motor learning.
Environmental Elements. Natural elements teach children about their natural environment, and can help calm the emotions of an overly-stimulated child.
Butterfly Garden. Butterfly gardens can help children develop visual tracking skills, and can visually stimulate and help children stay attentive.
Chimes, musical mushrooms, marimba, drums