Better Rehabbers Tracey and Jess set up a Sensory Experience booth at the Family Fun Day in Matraville. Jess is an occupational therapist who specialises in paediatric support.
The Better Rehab booth was a feast for the senses, featuring:
- Hearing: Musical instruments
- Sight: Colourful toys, slime and play dough, huge chalk mat
- Smell: Spices and fragrances to smell and guess
- Touch: Squishy slime and play dough, gloopy chia seed squelch
Better Rehab joined in the fun with local residents from Matraville, Maroubra and La Perouse.
It was great to have so many kids come a play on our stand with the many interesting textures to feel.
There was even a talent quest with lots of great joke tellers and dancers, as well as a "car" building contest and race 😊
Jess reflected on the day, saying that, “As occupational therapists, we know how important it is for kids to learn through play! At the Matraville Family Fun Day we provided children (and adults) with the ability to explore their sensory preferences and interact with different activities focused on regulating their emotions.”
The Family Fun Day has been running for ten years and connects local people up with important local services, whilst having a great time together.
It started when residents of the local residents were surveyed to ask what they want in their community and their response was “more live events!”
Huge thanks to The Junction Neighbourhood Centre who convened for setting up this fantastic day!
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