Fill Your Day with Sensory Play!
The Sensory Steps encourage going barefoot. Walking barefoot strengthens the foot and ankle. Stepping on unfamiliar textures encourages sensory input which supports the nervous system. In addition, trying new experiences, even ones that feel different, will support our children’s resilience.  Some children are very hesitant to try a new experience
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The Benefits of Fresh Air and Being Outside

Outdoor play fosters and encourages children and adults to enjoy and benefit from unstructured play.  This is the essence of the work of a child.  Unstructured play is when a child learns they are capable. 

Children are able to own their experiences, capable of being creative, capable of being curious, capable of getting their needs met, capable of problem solving and probably most important, capable of taking on appropriate risks.

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Exploring The World Through Sensory Play With Toddlers

What is sensory play and why is it important for toddler aged children?  

Aside from being the messiest and most fun way to play,  Goodstart Early Learning defines sensory play to be any activity that stimulates the senses and engages the child in movement and balance exercises. Opportunities to engage children’s senses and movements allow them to independently explore the natural and physical world around them in an unstructured setting, providing numerous benefits to their development! 

Most people are familiar with the 5 main senses: taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing. Two that are commonly overlooked are body awareness and balance, both which play a major role in the healthy development of toddlers. Playzone-fit aims to engage each and every one of these with products that are not only fantastic for their physical, mental and emotional well-being, but are so much fun! 

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Trampoline Bounce Boards: Reinvent the Way You Bounce

With the continuing rise of action sports such as gymnastics, ninja, snowboarding, skateboarding and more, the ways in which kids train, practice and learn are expanding. Coaches, athletes and parents alike are being drawn in by opportunities that provide a safe space to truly push the boundaries of safety and skill set. With so many trampoline parks, foam pits, virtual reality, simulation experiences and more, children are able to get comfortable trying a new trick or skill with a lessened worry of injuring themselves. 

Once they are able to master a move within the comfort of training, they can truly bring their best game when it comes time to compete. The time will come to “wow” the spectators with their confidence showing through increasingly bold and difficult routines. 

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