Some may have heard of the book, “All I really need to know I learned in Kindergarten,” but at the YOSS Hollander Early Childhood Center, the book can be called, “All I really need to know, I learned from Maasesh Breishis.”
With this theme in mind, Mrs. Elana Fertig, ECC Director, created a brand new multi-sensory room that is not “out of this world,” but rather about this world! The room is decorated with giant murals, each representing each day of creation. A light table, a chalkboard wall, a water table, and a giant rock-climbing wall, all add to the design and functionality of the multi-sensory room, while playing into the theme of “ma’ase bereishis.” The children will be able to climb the “Rock-Wall of Fame” to reach the sun, moon, and stars, all painted on the ceiling.
The room also features a “Plant-it-Tarium” where they can plant various plants related to themes throughout the year.
“We have an amazing sensory gym for children who are getting PT or OT services,” explained Mrs. Fertig, “Why shouldn’t everyone be able to benefit from a sensory room?”
The room is also stocked with various other sensory activities, including a tunnel, musical instruments, and beanbag chairs.
This room will be used as another indoor play area, where children can explore, problem solve, develop their STEM skills, and most importantly have fun!!