Do you have any outdoor sensory paths? Oh yes, we do! We are proud to offer all our sensory paths as outdoor paths.
I believe that the action of putting a sensory path outdoors elevates the sensory experience. The child gets to experience the path with the wind on their face while hearing the birds chirping and the sun warming up his back.
What is an Outdoor Sensory Path?
A sensory path is a term used to describe a type of sensory pathway or trail that is created using decals or stickers placed on the floor. Outdoor sensory paths are the same paths only placed outdoors on concrete or paved surface.
Our paths often inspire imaginative play and creativity by incorporating natural elements into their play, such as pretending to cross a river by hopping on a lilypad.
What are the Benefits of Outdoor Sensory Path?
Outdoor sensory paths are important for the following reasons:
- Nature Connection: Outdoor sensory paths allow children to connect with nature and experience the benefits of spending time outdoors. They have the opportunity to interact with natural sensory elements such as wind, sun, and sounds. This exposure to nature can promote a sense of calmness, curiosity, and appreciation for the environment.
- Sensory Stimulation: The outdoor environment provides a rich array of sensory stimuli. Children can experience various textures, temperatures, sounds, and scents that are unique to the outdoors. This sensory input helps stimulate their senses, enhance sensory integration, and contribute to their overall sensory development.
- Cognitive and Emotional Development: Outdoor sensory paths offer opportunities for cognitive growth and emotional well-being. Children can engage in imaginative play, problem-solving, and decision-making while interacting with the elements of the path. The open space, fresh air, and exposure to natural light can also have a positive impact on mood and emotional regulation.
- Social Interaction: Outdoor sensory paths create a shared space for children to engage with others, promoting social interaction, cooperation, and communication. Children can play together, take turns, and collaborate on activities, fostering important social skills and relationships.
- Physical and Mental Well-being: Spending time outdoors has been linked to improved physical and mental well-being. Outdoor sensory paths encourage physical activity, which contributes to better cardiovascular health, stronger bones, and improved mood. Being in nature has also been shown to reduce stress, increase attention span, and enhance overall mental well-being.
Overall, outdoor sensory paths provide a holistic experience that combines sensory stimulation, physical activity, nature connection, learning, and social interaction.
How Do You Install Sensory Paths Outdoors?
The installation process is the same as indoor paths. You simply peel the vinyl sticker and apply it to the surface. You would then rub with the tool provided. For longer use and durability, you can heat the vinyl with a heat gun for it to form on uneven grounds. Please refer to our instructions provided with the paths.
It is important to apply our outdoor paths to mostly even surfaces. They will perform best on cement/concrete and flat pavement. The adhesive has to come in full contact with the surface in order to stick properly.
For this reason, we cannot predict the durability of the product as they are too many variables such as surface condition, installation, weather, and more. If well installed on an even surface, the decals should last from 4-6 months depending on weather conditions and use. (ex: snow, ice, salt, etc)
Our Sensory Paths Decals
I am proud to offer a great product with the highest quality materials on the market. All our sensory paths are designed and produced in-house. You can see a behind the scene video below.
@funsensoryplay Make a sensory path order with me! We print all our paths in house with the highest quality products and ink. We are proudly one of the only providers using Greenguard certified inks, selling odorless prints that are fire and slip rated! #sensorypathways #sensorypathscanada #sensorypathsforschools #sensorypaths #sensorypathwayhallways #sensoryhallway #funsensorypaths ♬ Positive Vibes – Soundbeaver
Here below you can see the quality ratings of our paths.
Some of our most popular paths are below. Most of our designs are available as outdoor paths. If you’d like a custom design, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Please note that this is not intended to be medical advice. If you have any concerns about your child’s development, please consult with a doctor or occupational therapist.