Hi there, my name is Laura! I am a trained primary school teacher currently on leave whilst raising two little babes. When the COVID pandemic first hit and all the parks were shut down, my husband, Alex, and I built our son his own playground with a fort and a cubby. Inside the cubby, we built the most amazing sensory wall for our boy to play with and a few little low sections for our baby girl who was yet to be born.
My son and his friends spent hours in there playing with all the buttons and locks experimenting and exploring whilst having lots of fun. This then gave me the idea to create some sensory boards for inside the house!
Being a school teacher, I have worked lots with young children and children with disabilities and I really saw the value of sensory input for ALL children. I have always had a passion for all things sensory and was constantly creating sensory items and corners for my classroom. Now that I am not currently working in a classroom my creativity had to go somewhere, and this is how it all began.
Since creating our sensory boards, we have now begun creating sensory playdough infused with essentials oils and textures to really nail all the senses. We have further developed our very own playdough kits aimed at sparking creativity and open ended play, followed by our sensory rice and larger sensory bins also aimed at creativity, fine motor skills and sensory input.