Blooming Wonderful

   

Opportunities for children with disabilities to be able to influence and shape the world around them, express their personality, and bring beauty into their surroundings are all part and parcel of Children’s Aid Team’s exciting new Sensory Garden Project.  Indeed, the therapeutic benefits of just being in a garden can be enjoyed by children with even the most severe physical and learning disabilities.
 

 
Many children with learning disabilities have short spans of attention which often leads to disruptive behaviour patterns.  Learning to appreciate the slower pace of nature and watching plants grow over a long period can help to break this cycle.
 
For people who find it hard to relate to others, having responsibility for and caring for something as simple as a plant can be a valuable first step to building stronger relationships with family, friends and peers.
 
Being involved in something you can take a real sense of pride and achievement in is a big benefit for people with learning disabilities – building self-esteem and confidence.
 
 Looking after a garden can be hard work, but there are also many smaller and less physically demanding activities proving ideal opportunities for gentle exercise giving children with severe physical health needs the chance to keep active.

Contact Us    to find out how you can take part in the "Blooming Wonderful" Project, or if you would like some more information