Sensory Play, Continued
Using the senses fosters and nurtures the physical, cognitive, social, linguistic, and emotional development of the child. At our sensory table, we recently incorporated snow and colored rice bins. The children have absolutely loved being a part of making the snow as well as playing with the rice through various activities and games like I Spy and Simon Says. Sensory play has also included movement activities like creating an obstacle course using various equipment in the gym, and running and riding bikes through the obstacle course.
Through these interactive activities at the Crisis Nursery, the children have truly blossomed with regard to their engagement with peers, working together as a team, sharing, listening, following directions, imagination, and communication, all while having their sensory needs met.
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Clothing Drive, continued
The nursery also donated brand-new coats we received from Operation Warmth. This year, the nursery included adult-sized coats so our parents can stay warm all winter too.
One of our moms at the event escaped a domestic violence crisis in another state with her children and they had nothing but the clothes on their backs. She found multiple sets of clothes for her four young children and a coat for herself. Another mom at the clothing drive was facing recent financial struggles and handling the challenges of a new baby with significant medical issues. She found lots of baby clothes and new shoes for her 3-year-old twins.
The clothing drive provides more than just warmth in the winter, it is a helping hand to those who need support.
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