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March 29, 2023

Sensory Learning Play for Kids

Kids who are ‘sensitive’ or who have a sensory processing disorder can benefit from sensory
play. Sensory difficulties are often linked to birth prematurity, trauma or autism, so it’s
important to disentangle them.

Big Blue Canopy (11230 Cornell Park Drive, Blue Ash, Oh) is a brand-new pediatric gym and physical therapy clinic featuring lots of great services. Open gym hours are available so all ages can explore the indoor sensory gym, multisensory room and adaptive gym. There are also several classes offered including yoga, music therapy, group and individual fitness classes, dramakinetics, art classes and more! Looking to celebrate a birthday? Big Blue Canopy hosts perfect sensory-rich parties. Call 513-880-6800 or visit for more information.

Totter’s Otterville (4314 Boron Drive, Covington, Ky) encourages fun for everyone! Totters now has a brand-new calming sensory room with a noise machine, fiber-optic light, a foam “crash pad,” exercise ball, tent, tunnel and tons of puzzles and activities. Have a child who would benefit from this room? Simply stop by the front desk and ask for the key. Be sure to check out the Toy Store (new last summer) or try out their themed Parent’s Night Out events. Call 859-491-1441 or visit for more information.

About the Author

Amanda Ciani

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).