Ben and I are attending "Sensory Camp" at the Toronto Botanical Gardens this year. I may have been a little unsure that it was going to be worth it at first, because it seemed like a lot of money to me, but I'm glad to report that it was worth every penny!
(Can you even say that when you buy things on credit?)
The first day was really wonderful and fun.
We started off inside the center, and there were little activities tables set up for the children to use while the parents/caregivers/ facilitators got organized signing in and writing name tags.
Ben chose to play with play dough.
Then the children all sat on the carpet and learned a little bit about their five senses.
After that we all headed over to the teaching garden in Edwards Gardens to do a scavenger hunt. ( I don't know who this Edwards is but he sure has a lot of rules to follow in his gardens!)
Then it was time for snacks and free play, during which Ben chose to water the vegetables.
Lots of children decided to water their shoes and/or parents, but luckily for me Ben wasn't one of them. Next there was some animal pretending games in which the children were Polar Bears, Lions and Fishes. Then it was time to head back to the center for the last activity of the day FINGER PAINTING.
I know, I know, it sounds totally awesome.
(And I probably even forgot some of the stuff we did!)