- Adult Ed: Sensory Rich World
January 20, 2021
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us as we explore the importance of sensory play to promote healthy development for every child! The seven senses will be discussed and a wide variety of sensory play experiences in each domain will be given to help parent and teachers build their sensory play toy box so that all children can thrive in the world around them. We will send a Zoom link to registrants the day of the event.
Participants will be able to:
- Explain how lack of play is impacting child development in children today
- Discuss how play provides children with a fun, protective way to learn how to engage in the world
- Create playful indoor and outdoor environments and activities to help children develop gross and fine motor skills
- Provide children with sensory rich play experiences to support development
- Create playful environments that support all children in their care to help children learn more about their world
- Design and implement activities and strategies to help meet the needs of all children in their care
Ingrid M. Kanics is an Occupational Therapist and architect who has worked for over 15 years helping communities create and run amazing places where all children can play together. She was senior play environment specialist at the Center for Creative Play, Pittsburgh, PA. She worked with numerous communities and children’s museums helping them expand their understanding of Universal Design and the importance of Sensory Play in every child’s development. She continued this work as Therapy Director at Hattie Larlham, Mantua, OH, where she oversaw therapy and recreation programs for children of varying abilities. For over the past 10 years she has operated her own consulting business (Kanics Inclusive Design Services LLC) focusing on creating great play spaces in communities where everyone can play. She has presented at local, state, national and international conferences on the topics play, sensory processing and Universal Design. Conferences include the Association of Children’s Museums, American Occupational Therapy Association, American Society of Landscape Architects, Parents as Teachers, and National Association of the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC).