New Sensory Room for Chelmsford Library
Young visitors to Chelmsford Library will soon be able to enjoy
a sensory wall/room in the Children's section of the library,
thanks to a collaboration between Essex County Council Libraries
and Inclusive Communication Essex (ICE). The wall, a unique feature
in libraries, was developed as a result of feedback from the
parents of children with
learning disabilities. They wanted an area where all children could
have fun, play together and learn.
Sensory stimulation and interactive experiences are necessary
for all aspects of child development and learning. The wall
features an activity panel, a sound activated infinity tunnel, an
LED light panel which reacts to touch and noise, animal sounds,
mirrors and an exciting interactive video floor. All features of
the wall are suitable for children of all ages and abilities and
equally for relevant adults.
The wall can be easily transformed into a fully
functioning sensory room with additional sensory equipment which is
available from the library. The wall/room can be booked in advance
for exclusive use by groups and will be used during baby and
toddler story times/activities. It will be available for
everyone to use at times allocated for the public.
More information, including details of how to book a session,
will be available soon. Meanwhile if you are interested to learn
more, please contact Carolyn Southgate, email@example.com or Lee
Shelsher, firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone
Chelmsford Library on 01245492758 or for ICE please contact Jason
Boyce, email@example.com or 01376 519625.
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