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Sensory Exploration

Sensory exploration sessions are lots of fun. Through sensory exploration, your child can develop a range of movements during the activities as well as using their senses to experience the different resources. The sessions are an opportunity to develop communication, whether this is telling you that they want something to continue or finish, making a choice between objects, or showing you what they like or don’t like through use of a symbol, facial expression or gesture. Sensory exploration can also develop physical skills such as holding, feeling, pushing away or reaching for objects and visual skills, such as attending to stimuli, following moving stimuli or coordinated reaching for objects. The sensory exploration sessions below are to do each morning to wake up your child’s senses and they are themed upon different rooms in the home.

Week

Resources

1

The Wizard of Oz

Use ‘Wizard of Oz/ Elmer’ Sensology Powerpoint

Play ‘I’ve got a body’ song. Tap/ point to each body part along with the song.

  1. See- sing ‘eyes’ part of song and show resources- cellophane sweet wrappers & torch, bright coloured card/ paper
  2. Feel- sing ‘hands’ part of song and present resources- fan, elephant trunk (paper tube) 
  3. Listen- sing ‘ears’ part of song and make sounds- lion’s roar (aloud/ sound effect), bell, drum stomp
  4. Nose- sing ‘nose’ part of song and introduce smells- flowers, banana (yellow)
  5. Taste (if applicable)- sing ‘mouth’ part of song and children to taste- lime, chocolate spread

Finish with hand/ foot massage

‘Sensology has finished’ and show finished symbol

2

Elmer

3

George’s Marvellous Medicine

Use ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine & Sheldon the Snail’ Sensology Powerpoint

Play ‘I’ve got a body’ song. Tap/ point to each body part along with the song.

  1. See- sing ‘eyes’ part of song and show resources- bubbles, baking soda & vinegar
  2. Feel- sing ‘hands’ part of song and present resources- slime/ gloop (cornflower & water), shells
  3. Listen- sing ‘ears’ part of song and make sounds- bubbling sound (blow water through straw), fizzy drink bottle opening
  4. Nose- sing ‘nose’ part of song and introduce smells- limeade, lemons
  5. Taste (if applicable)- sing ‘mouth’ part of song and children to taste- popping candy/ sour fizzy sweet, candy floss/ sugar/ caramel

Finish with hand massage

‘Sensology has finished’ and show finished symbol

4

Sheldon the Snail

5

Room on the Broom

 Use ‘Room on the Broom & Alice in Wonderland’ Sensology Powerpoint

Play ‘I’ve got a body’ song. Tap/ point to each body part along with the song.

  1. See- sing ‘eyes’ part of song and show resources- mirror, witches hat/ cape
  2. Feel- sing ‘hands’ part of song and present resources- brush, fur, witches’ claws (finger nails along arm) 
  3. Listen- sing ‘ears’ part of song and make sounds- witches laugh, cat meow, clock ticking
  4. Nose- sing ‘nose’ part of song and introduce smells- tea, strawberry/ blackberry jam
  5. Taste (if applicable)- sing ‘mouth’ part of song and children to taste- glacier cherries, honey

Finish with hand massage

‘Sensology has finished’ and show finished symbol

6

Alice in Wonderland

 

Weeks 1 & 2

Weeks 3 & 4

Weeks 5 & 6

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