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Sensory Hallway at the Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex helps kids to ease anxiety

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​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. 4761.

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