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New space a feast for the senses

Published: 7 December 2015

New space a feast for the senses
Experiencing Sensory Play in the Marsden Library

A new place for sense-based play and learning is now open at Marsden Library, to mark International Day of People with Disability (3 December).

This space is a hands-on environment for families and children of all abilities to have the opportunity to explore and learn together, using their senses.

Sports and Community Services Committee Chair, Councillor Russell Lutton, said the space features play-based, tactile, sound, light and digital equipment to help develop language and fine motor skills.

“For some young people, learning in traditional environments can be challenging for a range of reasons, and sometimes classrooms aren’t the best places for education,” he said.

“It’s about providing alternatives and options, as well as creating a place where children and parents can feel relaxed, play, and learn along the way.

“Our libraries have a long history of innovating to make sure every member of our community has an opportunity to learn and to be the best they can, from our youngest to our seniors.

“This facility is another way to help build a more inclusive and accessible city for everyone.”

Developed in partnership with sector and industry specialists, the new space is in the children’s area of the library and built with funding from the State Library of Queensland’s Vision 2017 grant program and Logan City Council.

Families and children 0-12 are welcome to use the free equipment whenever they are visiting Marsden Library.

Play groups, schools, and childcare centres or other groups are also welcome, but will need to book.

A range of Sensory Space events will be on offer. For further information, call Marsden Library on 3412 4180, or check out the Logan City Council Libraries’ What’s On booklet online: loganlibraries.org/whats-on/whats-on-booklet