The “just right challenge: for this plucky young lady. She clearly likes the sensory input these activities are providing to her body and brain. These are exactly the outdoor sensory system challenging opportunities afforded by climbing trees and jumping streams that  Jean Ayres’ wanted to recreate in her therapy spaces. For those of us lucky enough to live in rural areas and near great parks and other outdoor spaces, do we think about these natural spaces and resources enough.

I will be sharing this with every family I work with for Easter half term when it is a great time to start to once again out and about, now the snow has gone.

One thought on “Ayres’ Sensory Integration and the great outdoors”

  1. The national trust natural play spaces offer just this kind of opportunity, last summer I was with 3 twelve year olds who spent ages working out how to build platform from logs to make tree climbing possible

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