Hallway is open to all ages and includes various tactile and visual elements
The Town of Aurora has installed its first sensory hallway at
the Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex (SARC). The hallway was
introduced to give kids a break from stimulating environments. The sensory
hallway helps kids to build connections through sight, sounds and touch
while encouraging kids to redirect overwhelming emotions or behaviours.
The hallway is geared for use by children of all ages and developmental
stages. The pathway is designed with various elements such as bright
colours, letters, numbers and simple descriptions of physical movements to
encourage development of motor skills. The sensory hallway connects the
toddler and preschool rooms.
Parents attending the SARC for hockey games or classes are encouraged
to let their children use the hallway to run, jump, play and relax. This
effective tool can help kids to self-regulate and ground themselves in a
busy, congested environment like a community centre.
Please ensure children are supervised while using the hallway.
For more information on the sensory hallway at the SARC, please contact
Jodi Alexander, Community Programs Coordinator at 905-727-3123 ext.