To accompany our episode on our sensory system here are some activities that you might like to try in your local green space, garden or in the streets where you live.
We've talked a lot about fractals, these are the repeated geometric patterns which we find in nature, such as the veins on a leaf, the fronds of a fern, even snowflake on windows. Go out into nature and see if you can hunt down some of these patterns. You could make it a game with friends or family.
We have lots of other ideas to boost your senses in fun, exciting and creative ways. There are also some great FREE sensory offerings from Andy Shipley, a nature facilitator who specialises in inclusion - check out the 'rhubarb' on his Sensory Odyssey Tour on his website (I'm not saying anymore !) We also have a sneak peek at the Street Wisdom Tune Up series, offering new ways to engage with and explore the streets where you live - so check out their website too.
Join us next time where we'll be looking at how children and families engage with nature, and what we can learn from that. If you want to have a go at Forest Bathing yourself, try our FREE audio guide as part of this series.