The dark den offers a safe space or cool down spot for children who can become easily overwhelmed by sensory stimuli. It offers a quieter, darker, enclosed space for the child to relax and have time to calm/regulate their sensory system.
When setting up the dark den you should consider using a quieter area at home or in the classroom so as the child will not be disrupted by noise. You can make it cosy by adding a lava lamp, a blanket or a teddy bear. Choose things which are specific to your child’s sensory preferences such as a chewy tube, light up toys or fidget toys.
Where to purchase the Dark Den?
The Dark Den is available from Sensational Kids Child Development & Learning Store
Product Review Written By
Laura Kelly, Occupational Therapist, at Sensational Kids
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