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Sensory Circuits 

Sensory Circuits | Children Young People and Families Online Resource

  Sensory Circuits use sensory-based movement activities which prepare children and young people for the day’s learning and help them to achieve the ‘just right’ level of alertness they need to concentrate.

  They are made up of around 15-20 minutes of activities to help with sensory regulation. A Sensory Circuit includes three sections: Alerting, Organising and Calming. The idea is to start with Alerting activities then move to the Organising section and finally to the Calming section. It’s important to do the activities in this order to have a positive effect. 

  The aim of setting up a sensory circuit is to provide a way for children and young people to regularly receive a controlled sensory input. At Kempston Rural, these are done with a small group of children at the start of each school day.

  You can also adapt the sensory circuit at home depending your space and the equipment you have. The following link includes information about self-regulation and ideas to support you to create a sensory circuit at home: