THE FIT AND FUN PLAYSCAPES
SENSORY PATH RESOURCE PAGE
For almost a decade now, we’ve been creating sensory pathways and activity circuits here at Fit and Fun Playscapes. Ten years ago, we started with simple outdoor playground stencils, but have now expanded into indoor graphics that stick to floors and walls and portable recess games that can be brought anywhere. Today, we sell more than one hundred products in our shop, many of which can be used for your sensory path needs.
We’re pleased to bring you our brand-new Sensory Path Resource Center, the hub of all things sensory path related. Here, you can access our sensory pathway stickers and products, as well as learn more about what exactly a sensory path is and how your school, playground or community can benefit from having one.
Keep checking back as we continue to add more features and information to this page.
Sensory Pathway Product Options
Sensory Pathway Information
Outdoor Reusable Stencils are a great way to bring sensory pathways, sensory paths, and activity loops to your school or facility. The stencils are made of high-quality plastic that can be used to paint down movements and activities. All designs are easy to paint making it great for DIY projects. Choose from the activity circuits we have pre-bundled for you or create your own!
There are many sensory and movement options in our Roll-Out Games To-Go product series, made specifically for removable/temporary applications. If your school or facility will not permit painting or sticking decals to floors, this option is for you! Our Mats are portable and simply unroll wherever you go. Made of reinforced vinyl with thick, welded edges, our Mats ensure maximum durability and use. Choose from our selection of pre-bundled packages or create your own!
What is a sensory path?
A sensory path is an evidence-based, colorful, creative and playful way for kids to build sensory pathways, connections in the brain that are responsible for sight, touch, sound, etc., which enable kids to complete complex, multi-stage tasks. Sensory paths are also an important part of a concept called “sensory play,” which is exactly what it sounds like: play designed to stimulate and improve your child’s five senses.
What is sensory play?
Sensory play is any play designed to improve the sense of smell, touch, taste, hearing, and sight. But, sensory play can also be used to improve balance and spatial awareness in kids and those with learning disabilities. Examples of sensory play can include anything from playing in a sandbox (stimulating touch) to exploring candy (or veggies!) in a box (stimulating touch, smell, and taste).
Who created the sensory path?
Short answer: no one! Though a few have tried to say that they are the original creators of the sensory path, there’s really no “first sensory path.” In reality, sensory paths were developed piece-by-piece over many years with research from occupational therapists and adaptive PE teachers.
Who can use a sensory path?
Everyone and anyone! Although sensory paths were originally designed to help children with spatial or learning disabilities catch up to their peers, sensory paths have also been used effectively with adolescents, teenagers, and adults.
Sensory Pathway Blogs
Click the following links to access our blogs about Sensory Pathways: