Touch, Smell, Taste, Hear, See: Exploring the senses in Snozelean Rooms!

Snozelean rooms! Snozelean rooms are a great resource for parents to use for their child with special needs. The specific materials included in these rooms vary based on the site, however there are a wide variety of them in the GTA. These places are great for children who require sensory stimulation in order to relax. Children (and parents!) can explore the room through their sense of touchsmellsound, taste and sight. Check out more information about Snozelean Rooms here and here. When children come into these rooms everything is under their control. They are able to choose how much sensory stimulation they get and what parts of the room to interact with.

What do you usually find in a Snozelean Room? 



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TACTILE MATS/ CUSHIONS (materials that feel different)


VISUALS (colour, light, projectors, disco ball) + RELAXING MUSIC 

MATERIALS TO SMELL or TASTE through smell (aromotherapy)

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MOTION (swing, ball pit)


I’m on board! But, where do I go? 

Holland Bloorview Snozelean Room 

Community Snozelean Rooms

DeafBlind Ontario Services

Multi Service Hub – Specialized Services for Children and Youth

Giant Steps Toronto


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